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Cobb County family says they were wrongfully evicted by Rockledge Apartments

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A metro Atlanta family says their personal belongings were tossed to the curb even after they paid rent.

Toni Crossfield dreads going into her Cobb County Apartment.

"The drawer is broken so we couldn't put it back, this drawer is also broken and we couldn't put it back," Crossfield said.

She said she was wrongfully evicted about a week ago and once the mistake was identified the eviction company threw all of her belongings back in the apartment, leaving it in disarray.

"This is the bedroom set that was, of course, put together when they put it out on the street and it's broken. We don't have the pieces to put it back together," Crossfield said.

Crossfield admits that she and her boyfriend were behind on the rent after one of them lost their job. However, they said they paid off the debt in full and were stunned by the eviction.

"Well, two days before, they'd told us everything was OK, and they gave us a new clicker for the gate. They said they pulled the writ and we had nothing to worry about and we even had a credit for the next month," Crossfield said.

Crossfield said many of her personal belongings are missing. She said the eviction company has offered her $2,000 towards rent, but she said she hasn't received anything from the property manager.

"They only stole small things that they could take out without people noticing, like jewelry, a reader, a watch," Crossfield said.

So CBS Atlanta News went to the leasing office to ask about the incident and find out what they plan to do to resolve the situation.

"Under the circumstances, errors happen and when they do, we do our best to address them, correct them and deal with situations as they arise," Rockledge property manager Caleb Waters said.

Management told CBS Atlanta News they would be looking into the issue further.

"It's just humiliating, it's disgusting to have your items ripped from the hangers and thrown in an oily parking lot for everyone to see when you paid your rent," Crossfield said.

CBS Atlanta News contacted Greystar, the company that manages Rockledge Apartments and they issued the following statement:

"We are currently investigating the incident with the parties involved. The eviction was performed by CSS Services under the supervision of the Cobb County Sheriff's Department. We will continue to cooperate with the resident and CSS in order to assist them in resolving the matter."

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