Neighbors Make Trash Deposit At SJ Bank In Protest Of Blighted Foreclosure

SAN JOSE (CBS 5) – About a dozen concerned members of a neighborhood group came to the Wells Fargo Branch at Story Rd. and King Rd. in San Jose Wednesday carrying trash bags instead of money sacks.

Protesters left the waste inside the bank lobby as managers rushed to call police. The trash dumped Wednesday was collected at blighted bank-owned property connected to Wells Fargo.

The group hoped the protest would spur the bank to clean up a home on Sinbad Ave.  Protesters eventually left without arrests being made.

Wells Fargo claimed that it was not responsible for the upkeep of the home on Sinbad Ave. CBS 5’s Len Ramirez confirmed that the property is currently being handled by Bank of America.

The City of San Jose said Wells Fargo has generally been responsible with most of the foreclosed properties it handles.

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