Bank error shows woman $300 million in debt

Woman borrowing from friends until problem gets resolved

Published On: Jun 14 2013 10:39:51 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 14 2013 10:12:41 AM CDT
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A series of bank errors has caused a woman's bank accounts to be $300 million in the red.

Georgia native Ann Wiley told WSBTV Channel 2 Action News that she recently had problems paying bills online or paying for gas, which prompted her to check her accounts. That's when she learned she was nearly $100 million in debt. After double-checking she realized that it was $100 million from her savings and $100 million from her checking account. Overnight, the situation got worse. "I wake up the next morning, check again. Maybe this is a bad dream. It's another $100 million, so $300 million I'm having a problem with right now," Wiley said.

Wiley was told by Sun Trust Bank that the problem was with the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR), who says they have no documents showing that they are in the wrong. Sun Trust and the DOR are working together to investigate the issue.

Since Wiley has no money, she is staying afloat with help from her friends and is positive that the bank and the DOR will get to the bottom of it and rectify the situation.