ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.-- A local woman is taking on a monster megabank by filing a foreclosure of her own.
Wells Fargo tried to take her home. A judge ruled she could keep it and Wells Fargo owes her for the trouble, but the bank still hasn't paid up.
Rebecca Sharp likes to come home to this house every night. But seven years ago, she thought, that might change. "I was served with a summons pending foreclosure," said Sharp.
Wells Fargo said she was six months behind on her mortgage. But she fought the foreclosure, and eventually the case was dismissed. The judge also ruled Wells Fargo should pay Sharp. She and the bank settled on nearly 20 thousand dollars for attorney's fees. Eight months later she still hasn't seen that money.
So, to try and get it, Sharp and her attorney turned the tables on Wells Fargo. "We filed a foreclosure notice to get our client the money she's owed," said attorney Tom Pycraft.
It was filed against a local Wells Fargo branch down in St. Johns County. "Foreclosure cases are based on borrowers not paying bills. Now, Wells Fargo has not paid its bills. There's an irony there," said Pycraft.
So far they haven't heard from Wells Fargo, but the deadline for foreclosure of this bank branch is fast approaching. For Sharp, it could mean the end of a seven-year headache. "I want it to be over and I want my life back," said Sharp.
Wells Fargo was communicating with Sharp and her attorney up until recently. The deadline for this foreclosure is next week.
We reached out to Wells Fargo on Wednesday. A spokesperson sent me several emails saying they are looking into the case, but we are still waiting for a comment from them.
The woman set up a website called Foreclosure Warriors to help others facing foreclosure.