YouTube’s popular ACE Family claims they were scammed by a shady contractor who took millions of dollars from them, abandoned their unfinished home, and left them unable to get a certificate of occupancy.
The family vloggers, who boast 18.9 million followers on the platform, made headlines in October when it was reported that their $10 million Los Angeles mansion – which features heavily on their channel – was in foreclosure.
Mom Catherine McBroom now tells DailyMail.com that she and her husband Austin were the victims of a dishonest contractor who used a fake license, took their money, and ran off before he finished building their house.
‘I transferred the funds to finish the house and they dissolved the company within weeks. They took the money and ran, and they never came back,’ she said.
For more than two years, the McBrooms were paying a $70,000-per-month mortgage for an unfinished home that didn’t even have gas – meaning no heat or hot water.
‘When you don’t have gas, you don’t have heat. The winters are getting colder now due to global warming, and I have two babies and I’m pregnant and I’m freezing because I have a glass home with tile floors,’ Catherine said.
Ultimately, they were told they couldn’t get a certificate of occupancy – required for living in a house – because the home couldn’t pass inspection.
YouTube’s popular ACE Family made headlines in October when it was reported that their $10 million Los Angeles mansion was in foreclosure