92-year-old woman to federal government: Don’t take my savings, I’m not dead!


From the New York Daily News:

A Washington State woman refused to play dead after a bureaucratic snafu nearly cost her thousands of dollars.

Betty Longshore, a 92-year-old former clerk who lives in Port Angeles, found  herself on the phone with the U.S. government earlier this month after her bank  called to say it had received a report from the feds she had died.

The report obligated the bank to withdraw nearly $17,000 in retirement benefits from Longshore’s account and return the money to Uncle Sam.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/20/92-year-old-woman-to-federal-government-dont-take-my-savings-im-not-dead/

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