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Was there once a time when people robbed banks, instead of banks robbing people? Okay, maybe not, but it sounds like that’s what Chase Bank did to Trina Lee — a nurse in Arizona who was laid-off two years ago, then had medical problems that keep her from working full-time, and thus keeps a sharp eye on her bank account when it gets too close to $0.

Like a lot of people do occasionally, especially in this economy, Lee could see the bottom of her bank account rushing at her the way the ground rushes at some who just jumped (or got pushed) out of a plane. Like a lot of us, she cut it close in terms of how much long she had before her financial parachute kicked in or she hit the ground. And like a lot of us, she thought that she had just enough to avoid the latter.

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