February 13, 2012
Ore. woman, 85, sues bank over debt collection call that brought police to her door
PORTLAND, Ore. — An 85-year-old Eugene, Ore., woman who says a call from an aggressive debt collector brought police to her door and left her with a $1,000 bill for an emergency suicide evaluation is suing Wells Fargo bank.
Anne Sessions' recent lawsuit alleges that when Wells Fargo debt collector Charles Gajewski called on Feb. 6, 2011, he said he wasn't honoring her credit card payment plan and wanted the debt settled before he left for vacation. Sessions says she told him calls like his could make people abandon their homes or even commit suicide, though she said she was not considering suicide.
However, three Eugene police officers soon arrived and took her to an emergency room for an evaluation.
Anne Sessions' recent lawsuit alleges that when Wells Fargo debt collector Charles Gajewski called on Feb. 6, 2011, he said he wasn't honoring her credit card payment plan and wanted the debt settled before he left for vacation.
Now Sessions is suing for her $1,000 medical expenses, plus $250,000 in punitive damages.
Wells Fargo spokesman Tom Unger tells The Oregonian (http://is.gd/CpTcf9) he can't comment on the lawsuit, but he adds "our team member was genuinely concerned about the customer."
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