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Kansas woman reportedly sued by bank after ATM dished out $100 bills instead of $5s

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A Kansas woman is facing a pricey lawsuit after a bank accused her of making dozens of withdrawals from a faulty ATM that was dispensing $100 bills instead of $5 bills, a local report said Tuesday.

The Central National Bank in Wichita claimed in a Jan. 22 lawsuit that Christina C. Ochoa knew the ATM wasn’t functioning properly and used it to receive as much money as possible, The Wichita Eagle said.

Ochoa reportedly made more than 50 withdrawals over five days in mid-January, several of which were done in the middle of the night, according to documents obtained by The Eagle. The bank wants her to pay back $11,607.36 plus interest, the outlet said.

The lawsuit also names Ochoa’s mother, Christy, since she reportedly drove her daughter to the bank.

“The first time the ATM dispensed more money than what was due … Christina and Christy had a duty to return the surplus funds to the bank. … Not only did they fail to (do) so, but they capitalized on the situation by making a series of over fifty (50) structured withdrawals, most within minutes of each other, and transacted at all hours of the night in order to expose Central to more loss,” the lawsuit reportedly said.

The bank claims that instead of the $1,485 Christina should have received, she was actually given $14,120.

The Wichita Eagle spoke to the Ochoas, who said they did nothing wrong. Christy Ochoa told the outlet that her daughter never received larger bills and has receipts as proof of her transactions.

Christy claimed that her daughter made that many transactions in the short period of time because she wanted enough $5 bills to create a “money cake” as a gift for someone, The Eagle said.

“You can’t type in the number of fives you want at the ATM, so that’s why we did multiple transactions,” Christy told the outlet. She also said her daughter had to use the ATM because the bank was closed.

After the ATM’s issue was acknowledged by the bank, they told Christina to give back the extra money and she “wholly refused to do so,” The Eagle said, citing the lawsuit.

The bank reportedly then held the remaining money in Christina’s account, in order to settle some of the deficit, in addition to a direct deposit received on Jan. 30 totaling more than $600.

Central National Bank is also trying to seize two cars that the Ochoas bought while the ATM was malfunctioning, alleging that the $3,000 down payment for one of them “was made up entirely of one hundred dollar bills,” according to the lawsuit.

Christy Ochoa maintained that the cars were bought with money acquired in a car wreck settlement and a student loan.

(AP)

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Cultists threaten Governor Ben Ayade over detained members

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The Special Adviser on Administration to Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade, Mark Obi, has confirmed that a cult group in the state has been sending threat messages to the governor and other top officials in government.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Hafiz Inuwa Mohammed, said he also confirmed receiving a similar threat.

Other government and security dignitaries listed for assassination by the two cult groups included the 13 Brigade commander of Nigerian Army Calabar, the state Attorney General/ Commissioner for Justice, the Chief judge, the Chief Registrar, and Dr Frank Ayade, younger brother of the governor.Cultists threaten Governor Ben Ayade over detained members

The cultists were said to have asked those threatened to produce their members who were detained during the aftermath of the last bye-election in the Obudu State Constituency election.

One of the threat letters from the cult groups to the government read:

“Just watch out and see what is going to happen to you shortly. We have mobilized our boys and ammunitions for this assignment. And you have no where to hide. It is just a matter of time”

President of Clans Club International, Fred Obeten, who addressed journalists in Calabar yesterday, cautioned the Virkings and Skilo groups which, he said, issued the threats, against taking the laws into their hands.

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Flood submerges five communities, rice mill in Benue State

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Flood submerges five communities, rice mill in Benue State

The Executive Secretary, Benue State Emergency Management Agency(BSEMA), Emmanuel Shior said on Wednesday that the rampaging flood has submerged five communities in Agatu and other parts of Makurdi, the state capital.

Shior disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Makurdi on the current flood situation in the state, adding that Rice Mill and other settlements on the banks of River Benue were also affected. He said that the state government had taken proactive measures, including setting up a committee to sensitise the people of the state on the dangers ahead.

He said that the committee consists of officials drawn from SEMA, Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Information and other stakeholders in the state. Shior said that SEMA, in conjunction with NEMA and other stakeholders, had embarked on an awareness campaign in the media, churches and Mosques. He said that the campaign was intended to encourage residents of flood prone areas to relocate to safer areas.

The BSEMA boss said that the latest check with a guage showed that the water level at the River Benue had risen to 11 metres, barely one meter to its maximum level. According to him, the water has virtually reached the level that caused flooding in 2012, during which most parts of the state were submerged. He advised residents to steer clear from the river because of the high level, saying that 12 metres was the highest level that could cause disaster in any state.

He said that centres in the state, including the International Market, had been prepared to accommodate displaced persons. In his remark, Mr Lugard Slaku , the Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for North Central, said that 12 states, including Benue, had been listed as most threatened by flood in the country.

“So we have come with a team trained by NEMA to collaborate with SEMA to assess the situation, check the available facilities and gaps and report back to the head office for additional resources, where needed.” Slaku said.

Slaku said that while NEMA, SEMA and other stakeholders were working hard to ensure prompt response to distres calls, the people must cooperate with government to prevent avoidable disaster.

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Senator Adeleke doing what he loves best..

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