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Local woman beats the bank

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Updated: 11/21/2012 11:53 pm
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla.-- Wells Fargo cut a local woman a check after she filed to foreclose on the bank.

Rebecca Sharp waited seven years for Wednesday. "Elated, absolutely elated and relieved," said Sharp.

Seven years ago, Wells Fargo foreclosed on her home, claiming she didn't pay her bills. She fought it, and the case was eventually dismissed. The judge ordered Wells Fargo to pay Sharp's attorney's fees. Months later, Wells Fargo still hadn't cut her a check. "I was surprised it got to this point since it's Wells Fargo," said Sharp. 

Two days after Action News aired her story, Sharp's attorney got a call. "I was surprised," said Sharp. "They saw it on the TV. I thank you for covering my story. I really appreciate it."

On Wednesday, she got the check for $24,000. "It was just in the knick of time," said Sharp.

She was close to losing her home again, because of outstanding Homeowners Association fees. While this check doesn't cover all her costs, it means a happy holiday, and a warm place to call home. "It means I can pay off my HOA, live my life and go back to what it was like before all of this, happy," said Sharp.

Sharp's attorney says Wells Fargo told him they weren't aware of what was going on with her case. We did reach out to the bank for a response. They said they were looking into it and would get back to us, but we haven't heard from them yet.

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