Sunday, November 15, 2009
Bank Mistake Cleared Up
It was just an honest mistake. That's what a Putnam County woman says about a deduction from her bank account that she did not authorize. The woman told the sheriff's department this month that $475 had been withdrawn from her account without her knowledge. She noticed it when she checked her account balance online, and she suspected that some form of identity theft or other criminal activity may have been involved. But the woman called back a few days later to report that it was a data entry error. After she contacted her bank, they investigated the matter and found that a clerk at a Christian school in Atlanta, Georgia, had mistakenly punched in the wrong numbers from which to debit an account. The victim says the bank later straightened everything out with her account.