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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

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