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Bank still refusing to pay woman for stolen items

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It looks like First National Bank of Wellston of Ohio has a bigger problem than they thought: Katie Barnett, the lady they ripped off and are refusing to pay full value to, is photogenic and not a minority. Which means even local teatards might sympathize.

The President of the bank is a fellow named Eric Emmert, let’s make sure that incompetent buffoon never escapes the consequences of his greed and stupidity. This all could have been avoided had the bank simply paid Katie Barnett back for what they stole. She was only asking $18,000, the bank refused, demanding receipts for a life’s worth of possessions, receipts the bank had thrown out anyway along with everything else she owned. Click the image to sign the petition.

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  1. Holms says

    It looks like First National Bank of Wellston of Ohio has a bigger problem than they thought: Katie Barnett, the lady they ripped off and are refusing to pay full value to, is photogenic and not a minority.

    Sad, but very true. Nothing is more sympathetic than a wronged, pretty, white woman.

  2. Kaintukee Bob says

    It looks like the bank has disabled their e-mail address – I got a bounce notice when I sent a message to them from that site.

    Trying to find an e-mail for someone relevant at DailoKos, but not having much luck.

  3. eoleen says

    It is all too possible to bring the bank to it’s knees without a lawsuit. If the wronged party simply gets the community, or a large percentage of it, to STOP DOING BUSINESS WITH THE BANK – withdraw their funds, close accounts, empty their safety deposit boxes, refinance with another bank – I’m sure the other banks would cooperate, etc. etc. etc. the erring bank would quickly be brought to it’s knees.

  4. Reginald Selkirk says

    Apparently the bank is trying to drive a hard bargain – but the woman is correct in that she did not knowingly and willingly enter a bargain. That makes the bank’s position more like extortion. On the good side, if they force her to go to court, she will probably win not just the value of her goods, but punitive damages as well.

  5. says

    If the bank thinks $18,000 is too much, just wait until she sues them and asks for $1,000,000 in mental anguish and suffering. And I suspect she’d have a good chance of winning.

  6. stever says

    I can’t understand why a bank would try to ooze out from under a claim for (for a bank) pocket change. Surely their legal fees alone will run to more than $18K. BTW, the two employees who didn’t make sure that the house they were robbing was the one that they had permission to rob are guilty of burglary. Have any criminal charges been filed?

  7. brianwestley says

    They lack criminal intent stever, but they could still get charged with something like neglegence.

  8. says

    Yeah My letter bounced too, so if anyone comes up with, say. the private email of the directors please share.

    I rather liked the para I added to the letter:

    “In fact you should double the amount, not just because your employees are incompetent and she has suffered from that incompetence, but because you are a disgusting weasel who acts like a character out of a Dilbert cartoon.

    Thank God I don’t bank with you,”

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