“I just got robbed from the bank.”
Editor’s Note: In a recent development suggesting major banks’ outright contempt for their “Main Street” clientele Bank of America customers in California are reporting contents missing and outright removed from their safe deposit boxes at several of the major bank’s local branches. While such institutions still consider themselves “too big to fail” (or be held criminally liable) the fact remains that any property stored in safe deposit boxes is not FDIC-insured and though kept under lock-and-key on bank grounds, is considered the sole property of the renter. This makes such activities blatant theft.
CBS13 in Sacramento reports:
A woman says her bank let her safe deposit box vanish. And she’s not the only one.
Susan Nomi says when she went to open her Bank of America safe deposit box of 16 years, the entire box was gone.
That’s where she kept her family’s jewelry and her dad’s coin collection.
“I was in shock; I was just like what happened to my box,” said Nomi.
She says Bank of America can’t explain where her valuables went.
“They don’t have an answer. They don’t have an answer. They say thanks for letting us know,” she says.
Nomi was infuriated, especially considering she is a retired Bank of America employee of 40 years. And she’s not alone. Others have complained that Bank of America drilled their safe deposit boxes without permission or notice.
Wendy Woo says her belongings were taken out of her safe deposit box and shipped to her.
“Everything was dumped in a plastic bag,” said Woo.
She says a ring was missing a stone and a necklace was damaged in the process.
“Safe deposit box….that’s what it’s for, safe,” she said.
Another family reported getting their safe deposit contents shipped back too, but claim $17,000 in jewelry was missing.
Then another woman who just wants to be identified as Maggie says, “I just got robbed from the bank.” “They just took my stuff,” she exclaimed.
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This is a classic example of a subject that REAL investigative journalists would dig into, if they still existed.
Several years ago, I read reports on some Christian website about a couple of unrelated cases in the midwestern US, where people were keeping gold bullion in their safe deposit boxes… and one day it just disappeared. No journalists reported on it back then either, and the bank’s reaction was much like you recount here: “Oh, how did that happen, thanks for telling us, we’ll let you know if we find anything out about what happened, good bye!”
For crying out loud, is there a journalist in the house?