I resolved long ago to never keep anything important in storage. This is not the first time I’ve heard of such an ocurrence, however, it is the most damaging I’ve read about:
Consumer Watch: Storage nightmare is the result of a temporary assignment, an unexpected extension and a lifetime of possessions lost
While Navy Cmdr. Wilma Roberts was stationed in Okinawa, she was comforted by the knowledge that her china and cabinets, her daughter’s ballerina outfit, her photos and all of her other prized possessions were safely stored in a climate-controlled unit under the military’s personal property system.
But her property wasn’t safe at all, she found, when she returned to Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., this past summer.
Unbeknownst to Roberts, the personal property office had converted the storage bill to her expense, and when the bill went unpaid, the storage company sold everything she owned.
A local man paid $2,101 at auction for all of her possessions — items she values at more than $60,000 — and sold almost all of it.
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