Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
MERILLVILLE, Ind., Dec 29, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- An Indiana woman discovered five days before Christmas that the company that pays her pension believed she had been dead for a month.
Mary Krainovich had only $25 in her account because the bank had returned her last pension check. She had to abandon Christmas shopping until the mess was straightened out a week later.
"They still have no idea how or why they did this," she told the Northwest Indiana Times. "It's scary."
Krainovich receives a pension handled by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management that her late husband earned as a postal worker.
She told the newspaper that in spite of the mix-up and thanks to her children she had a "wonderful" Christmas.
Copyright 2005 by United Press International