Area Afghan war veteran receives $25,000 from bank after reported fraud

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A Claysville Afghanistan war veteran had over $25,000 stolenfrom his bank account and when no one, not his bank nor government agencies  would help him, he turned to Occupy Utica.

John McDevitt’s story made national headlines when thatmoney was stolen and Bank of America wouldn’t credit his account or give himmoney back.

But, McDevitt says the bank recently wrote him a check, coveringthe $25,000 fraud.

After trying in vain to get his money back, he says he hadenough and turned to Occupy Utica for help.

Brendan Dunn, an organizer of Occupy Utica says theylaunched a website to spread awareness about john’s case.

“We are encourage people to drop their bank accountsfrom institutions that are too big to fail and too corrupt to fail. So, gettingout of institutions of Bank of America and opening accounts with credit unionsand local banks like first source among others,” explained Dunn.

 The war veteran sayshe will now be moving his money and business to First Source Credit Union.

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