Disabled man battles bank over stolen money

Disabled man battles bank over stolen money

Marlene Collapen speaks to The Citizen regarding her son, Tevan Gordan's problems in stopping funds from being stolen from his bank account after his bank card was stolen in Newlands, 11 March 2020. Picture Neil McCartney

Tevan Gordon has cancelled his bank card but money keeps on disappearing from his account, yet the bank is keeping the family in the dark, he says.

A 22-year-old disabled man from Newlands in Johannesburg has not been able to access his disability grant from the South African Social Security Agency, which is paid into his bank account, due to what he believes is fraud and incompetence in the bank. Tevan Gordon, who lives with his mother, says he has been living through a nightmare since his card was swallowed by an ATM at the beginning of February in an attempt at a routine withdrawal. His mother, Marlene Collopen, said that on 5 February, her son, who is an FNB client, went to withdraw money from an...

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