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8 on Your Side Helps Woman Fight HOA Charge

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LAS VEGAS - Sicilian-born Esther Sardina loves to cook.

"I'm going to make a pizza margarita. It's made with basil, mozzarella, tomato. I made it my own way," she said. "My hands are always in it. That's what it is to put love in your food. You got to use your hands. If you don't put love in your food while you are making it, it won't taste good."

Sardina has a lot of spunk. So, when she received a letter from her homeowners association Terra West, she was upset and offended.

"It made me feel like I was a dummy," she said.

Sardina accidentally shorted her HOA dues by 20 cents. "Don't ask me why I forgot the 20 cents," she said.

She offered to fix the error, by sending her HOA one dollar – more than enough to cover her $0.20 shortage. Her HOA responded by charging her a $10 late fee.

"That doesn't make any sense," she said. "I'm going to call Channel 8."

8 on Your Side called Terra West. After weeks of getting the runaround, 8 on Your Side got her results.

"They got kind of scared I think, because they knew they were wrong," she said.

The homeowners association wiped her debt. Now, Sardina can stop worrying about the charge and focus on her cooking.

Terra West representatives say they were glad 8 on Your Side brought this problem to their attention, and they had the opportunity to fix it.

If you have a problem you want investigated, call 8 on Your Side at 702-650-1907.

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