This is kind of story that gave rise to nightmares when, a long time ago, people used to rail against the influence of computers on society.
“Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutiliate!”
Betty Longshore (aged 92) told her unusual story Friday of how her bank, First Federal, was sent a notice by the U.S. Department of Treasury that she had passed away on July 20, 2011. By law, the bank withdrew $16, 953 from federal retirement benefits from her account during the time after they believed she died.
The bank called Longshore on February 29th after seeing her account was active and was obviously surprised to find out she was alive.