An unexplained overdraft of $2.7 million and fees led to Tanya Forister’s Bank of America checking accounts being frozen.The single mother was doing her best to make ends meet when her three B of A accounts suddenly showed negative balances of $900,000 each.
The bank froze her online account, then closed all three accounts before Forister went to her local branch to address the issue in person.
Bank officials refused to give her any of her money and said they would send her a check within 10 to 15 days.
According to WESHTV:
She said she can’t wait that long because her unemployment and child support payments are deposited into those accounts and her rent is due Friday.”I struggle and try to do the best for my kids. We will be homeless Friday if I don’t get that money,” Forister said.
A Bank of America representative told WESH 2 News that this appears to be a very isolated incident.”They’ve really caused even more grief to a family who’s struggling already,” Forister said.
Only after the local television station covered the story and asked Bank of America to re-consider did bank officials agree to keep one of Forister’s accounts open so she could continue receiving child support and unemployment.
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