PETALUMA, Calif. (KGO) -- The common banking practice of making a deposit turned into a $10,000 nightmare for a Bay Area man and his daughter. Their money disappeared.
Myron Hinrich of Petaluma helps support his daughter, Anne, while she studies film-making at USC.
"She's struggling in graduate school; she needed to make a rent payment," Hinrich said.
Anne was low on cash so Hinrich deposited a $10,000 check into Anne's account at Wells Fargo Bank. However, what happened after that came as a complete shock.
"They said the check was fraudulent, they canceled the account and they didn't want to see her again," Hinrich said.
Wells Fargo refused to give Anne the $10,000. Instead, the bank abruptly closed her account and told her to go away. The only explanation? The bank claimed the check was a fraud.
"I didn't know what to think, I didn't' know why they would think it's fraudulent," Hinrich said.
It gets worse. Wells refused to return the money to her father….