A Wells Fargo Senior VP, Cheronda Guyton moved into a foreclosed $12 million mansion with her family and hosted extravagant house parties. Meanwhile, her job is to figure out how to profit from foreclosures (well done!), but she didn’t allow brokers to show the Wells Fargo-owned place because her family was squatting!
I knew there was something funny a couple years ago, when I was talking to one of their mortgage brokers and the rates he was quoting were 50-100bps higher than everyone else. Bank of America got my business instead. Too bad Ken Lewis was so empire-building driven and panic bought Merrill at the market open, instead of after the close. What’s $25 billion more between between shareholders?
Given we live in bizarro world, don’t be surprised if Wells Fargo goes ahead and promotes her to lead up a different department. After all, Wells Fargo does technically own the foreclosed home, and can do what they will. Their $60,000/month vacation rental asking price might sound excessive, but not as excessive as Cheronda Guyton not letting anybody rent it out because she wanted to pump up the base herself!
Great to see our $25 billion in tax payer bailout money be put to good use. Thanks for everything Cheronda. Tell you what guys, since we are PR experts here at Financial Samurai, why don’t you Cheronda donate the $240,000 in lost rental income to the LA firefighter’s fund, and ask your employer to match it. Here’s your article with further details.
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