The law finally caught up, partially, to squatter Darrell Beatty in September, as he was charged with grand larceny for forging a deed to a home owned by Jennifer Merin, 70, in Laurelton, New York. He bailed out of jail on Oct. 22 and went straight to the house. In fact, Beatty’s two sons had remained “at home” while Beatty was locked up. The home has been in Merin’s family since 1930. “Mind-boggling,” she said.