Mark Puente, St. Petersburg Times
It looks like Sharon and James Bullington might be able to stay in their home — for now at least.
The retired couple faced foreclosure after paying a January mortgage payment one week early in December to Bank of America. The following month, the bank rejected their payment because it was made electronically without a signature.
The bank then kicked them out of a loan modification plan and filed to foreclose on the home they have lived in for 15 years.
On Monday, two days after the St. Petersburg Times published an article detailing the saga, Bank of America admitted it made a mistake and said it was putting the couple back into the program. James Bullington, 78, is terminally ill and bedridden. Sharon, 70, is his sole caregiver.