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Jan. 7 2009, Published 6:33 a.m. ET

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Singer Fantasia Barrino could ose her house in a debtor's auction next Monday, but officials tell the New York Post that she's ignoring the threat.

The American Idol winner owes a credit company $65,000 she used for back taxes in 2006. She made a payment on the loan in August 2007 in the amount of $10,000, but hasn't made any others since. The company won the right to auction her North Carolina home, worth $1.3 million, for the remainder of the payment.

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Mecklenburg County sheriff's deputies, where the hosue is located, have reportedly attempted to contact Fantasia a dozen times, on the phone and by going to her house personally, with no response.

"We try very hard and give the defendant every opportunity to pay,"  Sgt. J.W. England, a supervisor of civil judgments tells the paper. "We try very hard and give the defendant every opportunity to pay,"

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Fantasia's lawyer is staying mum, as well. "It's my practice not to talk about client matters," attorney Gary Greenberg says.

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