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Woman takes dad's ashes to the bank to prove death

April 18, 2013 at 3:52 PM   |   Comments

STOCKPORT, England, April 18 (UPI) -- A British woman who took her father's ashes to a bank said she wanted to prove his death and stop the debt collection letters.

Siobhan Peers, 31, of Stockport, England, said her father, David, died of bone cancer at the age of 67 in October 2011, but she has since received about 20 letters from the Royal Bank of Scotland seeking to collect on a $9.17 overdraft debt, The Mirror reported Thursday.

Peers said she sent the bank a copy of David's death certificate within two weeks of his death, but the bank insisted on being shown the original certificate and the debt eventually grew to $955.31.

"I took my dad to the bank and slapped his ashes on the counter," Peers said. "I'm sick of getting hassled."

RBS said the account was closed after Peers' visit to the Stockport branch, but "further information came to light which meant it was necessary to contact her again."

The bank said the debt has been passed to a debt recovery agent.

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