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Problems with Coronavirus Stimulus Include Money Going to the Dead

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- While many Americans got their stimulus money deposited in their accounts already, there are millions of people still waiting and there have been several reported problems with the system.

From money being deposited in the wrong bank accountsto people whose deceased loved ones got a check, ABC11 Troubleshooter Diane Wilson has received a slew of reported problems with the system.

A Roxboro woman emailed Troubleshooter Diane Wilson, "I just received my stimulus check, but it's for $2,400 instead of $1,200. You see, last year in March, I filed married filing jointly. My husband died in April of last year. Now I know that maybe that is why they sent me $2,400."

A Durham woman also reached out, saying, "My Mama passed away March 12; she received the stimulus money in her bank account. Do I have to send it back? She had already filed her taxes and spent refund way before she passed. I can't get through to IRS. Please help me if you can."

Troubleshooter Diane Wilson reached out to the IRS for clarity, but the agency did not supply an answer. It only directed ABC11 tothe IRS website.

Besides hearing about stimulus money going to the deceased, a Fayetteville tax preparer says she's gotten more than $15,000 in stimulus money deposited into her bank accounts, and it doesn't belong to her.

"I want to send it back to the IRS and let them distribute it to the people who the money belongs to. This is too much money, and people need their money in these times," the tax preparer added.

She says for some reason, the IRS deposited the stimulus money of her clients in her business accounts as opposed to the taxpayers bank accounts.

"What the IRS did was instead of sending the money through the primary account, they sent it to the secondary account, which is my account. So I have all these people's money coming to my account. I know who they belong to, but still, I don't want this responsibility for caring for these people's stimulus money.

She says she tried contacting the IRS.

"You can't even call the IRS. I've tried so many numbers trying to call the IRS."

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