Mr. Luczycki in the previous article from today would turn 94 next Feburary. We had overpinned his age a bit higher (by 18 years) in confusion while fumbing through information. However, Mr. Luczycki was the principal property owner of the house, and he died in December 1980 leaving Nancy Luczycki as the surviving property owner.
That being said, we do have one additional bit of information to share. Nancy Luczycki did learn of the illegitimate deed transfer and attempted to contact the Philadelphia Police Department for help. When Wyatt Matthews, if that’s his real name (we’re starting to suspect it might not be), petitioned Common Pleas court he produced a police report claiming he got into a disagreement with Nancy Luczycki, who owned the house before Matthews filed for quiet title against it.
In this police report, it says Matthews, a 23-year old white male, is claiming fraud against Nancy Luczycki. In the police report (below) he claimed that Nancy Luczycki had sold the property repeatedly, had sold it to him, and that she attempted to get a deed recorded down at the City Recorder of Deeds. Police officer Wagner took the report.
If you recall from the previous post, we took a hard look at the deed that Wyatt Matthews presented to the City for recording, and it looked very suspicious. The most obvious thing wrong with it is that the notary said a man who has been dead for 34 years was in front of him signing the thing.
Then there’s this whole thing about Matthews court filing. It looks like he had help of a lawyer, or someone who knows how to formulate legal documents. Wyatt Matthews filed the case as a pro se litigant, so there was no lawyer. When the case was filed Matthews included a Terrance Rodriguez as a party in the suit, with the same home address as the strange notary on the deed–the same home address that doesn’t exist in Philadelphia.
And there’s another guy in the mix… Jaeziel Vasquez. He was the one who actually filed the quiet title case before the judge started asking questions about notary stamps. Here’s Jaeziel Vasquez captioned to that same Oxford Avenue address:
And here the judge stops the show and stops the quiet title case because one of the required legal notices that you’re supposed to send out has a completely illegible notary stamp:
Unfortunately, Common Pleas Court Judge Nina Wright-Padilla didn’t probe deeper into the notary stamps, because we found issues everywhere, particularly with that deed that Wyatt Matthews says makes the house at the corner of E. Hewson and Tulip Street his. Judge Write-Padilla ultimately ruled in favor of Matthews after an amended filing.
Still. I can’t get over this police report. Matthews is (supposedly) a 23-year-old white male, who managed to get his hands on a corner Fishtown property for what seems to be a song, and the family who owns the property literally lives around the corner and his deed says that he purchased it from them fair and square.
Everyone in Fishtown is acutely aware of how valuable and expensive Fishtown is lately; even vacant lots and shells. Sources have told me that real estate folk have approached Nancy Luczycki in the past looking to buy the property from her, and for amounts way higher than $8K. Try adding a zero onto that number and that’s closer to what interest folks were offering her for that house—which is still a lowball figure.
We’re certain this story will continue to develop into 2015. We’ll keep you posted how this goes.Tags: Wyatt C Matthews | Terrance Rodriguez | Jaeziel Vasquez