87-year-old war veteran may be forced to leave home after allegedly having identity stolen

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BILLINGS, Mont. – Joe Grooms has lived in his Montana home since 1992, but he may soon be left homeless.

The U.S. Navy war veteran says a man showed up at his home and told him his home was being foreclosed on because he didn’t pay his loan, according to KULR.

Grooms says he soon learned that someone stole his identity and took out a third mortgage on his home without his knowledge.

“I made my own living all my life. I’ve never lived off anybody else,” Grooms said.

Despite being told he has 10 days to get out of his home, Grooms says he is not leaving.

“I’m not going down at all,” he said. “Damn right, because I will keep fighting.”

The 87-year-old took his case to Sen. Jon Tester’s office and staff members began reviewing the paperwork.

However, a spokesperson for the senator’s office told KULR that that doesn’t mean Grooms will get to keep his home.

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