A judge in Suffolk County, N.Y., has ordered Wells Fargo bank to pay $155,000 for its “willful and wanton” attempt to oust a homeowner by going into the house without permission and changing the locks.

New York Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey A. Spinner (See Profile) said in a ruling last week that Wells Fargo had “perpetrated a trespass” against homeowner Steven Tyson by dispatching agents to his Greenlawn, N.Y., home to change the locks without notice.

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