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Southwest Florida business frustrated after $250K taken from bank account

We use banks to keep our money safe, but what happens when it disappears without our consent?

Tiffany Allen is used to big deals that involve a lot of cash. Her family has owned RV Kountry in Fort Myers for more than 40 years, so large amounts of money come and go.

“$270,000 came out of our account,” Allen explained.

It wasn’t totally unheard of when five separate wire transfers removed more than a quarter of a million dollars from their business account on March 29 earlier this year.

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But, Allen and her family never approved the withdrawals.

“You just feel a little sick to your stomach,” Allen described the moment she realized the money had been taken. “But at first, you’re like, this is fraud! They’re going to reject these wires and get our money back.”

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