An elderly New Jersey woman almost lost her home over pennies in taxes.
Glen Kristi Goldenthal, 89, has Alzheimer’s and forgets things. That led to her not paying the correct taxes on her home to Ocean Township, so they put the house up for sale. The back taxes totaled six cents, but after interest and administrative costs reached $300.
Goldenthal’s daughter, who lives in Virginia, found out and was livid! She slammed the city for not being creative in coming up with six pennies among all the people that work in the office. She paid the money and her mom got to stay in the home she’s lived in for 50 years.
Mayor Christopher Siciliano apologized for the situation.“Naturally, it’s really embarrassing the town would put someone’s home up for sale over six cents.” The mayor has now reached out to a state legislator to discuss the thresholds townships can use to decide when a home gets sold for back taxes.
Source: Fox News