Man Jailed For Attempting To Cash Check At His Own Bank
The Intel Hub
By Alex Thomas
July 7, 2011
An Auburn, Washington man spent an entire weekend in jail after attempting to cash his check, issued by JP Morgan Chase, at the Chase Branch near his house.
Ikenna Njoku, a 28 year old man who had recently bought his first house, was charged with attempting to cash a fraudulent check for over 8,000 dollars.
The problem? The check was actually real and was issued by JP Morgan Chase!
“The check had Njoku’s name and address on it and was issued by JP Morgan Chase. But the Chase Customer Banker who handles large checks at the Auburn branch was immediately suspicious,” reported King 5 News.
“I was embarrassed,” Njoku said. “She asked me what I did for a living. Asked me where I got the check from, looked me up and down—like ‘you just bought a house in Auburn, really?’ She didn’t believe that,” he said.
That’s right, instead of actually looking into the check, the bank, apparently assuming the check was suspicious and that Njoku was unable to afford a new house, actually set the man up to be arrested for fraud!
The next day the bank realized their mistake and instead of calling the jail that Njoku was being illegally held in, they called the detective who handled the case who just so happened to have the day off.
Njoku then spent the entire weekend in jail due to bank and police errors. He lost his job and had his car towed.
For Njoku, going to jail for five days meant a lot more than just losing his freedom. He said the entire time he was “just stressed out…trying to figure out what was going on with my vehicle. I love my vehicle,” he said.
Njoku’s car had been towed from the bank parking lot and his check seized as evidence.
“I had to wait a couple of weeks,” he said, “and my car got sold, auctioned off.”
Njoku says he didn’t have the money to pay the impound fees and fines to get his car back before it was sold. He said he also lost his job because he didn’t show up for work while he was in jail.
After all of that, Njoku said he never heard a word from Chase.
Instead of receiving an apology from JP Morgan Chase or the police department that was clearly working for the banks, Njoku didn’t hear a world from them.
We now live in a nation controlled by the big banks, a nation where most police officers have been trained to openly work in favor of these mega banks and against the American people.
A letter from the guy's lawyer: