Costa Rica News – Casas Vita represents a housing dream turned into a nightmare. The clients have paid for houses never built.
They are painfully waiting, paying loans on what never developed, to see if they can make a criminal case or at least one of breach of contract.
Those who sold the properties showed a gorgeous model home and tricked desperate clients. They played on their psychology, for instance, telling a single mom they were going to offer on-site daycare.
The contracts were around $114,500 and were signed back in 2015. Many requested loans of about ¢5 million for the premium. Now, 37 months later, the works have not begun.
Those affected are frustrated, angry and helpless. They are without their money and without homes. The person responsible is named Villagra Martínez. She has 210 complaints of fraud against her. She is on three months of preventive detention and faces six months to ten years in jail.