92-year-old woman to federal government: Don’t take my savings, I’m not dead!

Posted at 4:56 am on March 20, 2012 by William A.

From the New York Daily News:

A Washington State woman refused to play dead after a bureaucratic snafu nearly cost her thousands of dollars.

Betty Longshore, a 92-year-old former clerk who lives in Port Angeles, found  herself on the phone with the U.S. government earlier this month after her bank  called to say it had received a report from the feds she had died.

The report obligated the bank to withdraw nearly $17,000 in retirement benefits from Longshore’s account and return the money to Uncle Sam.