NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- A New York woman has sued her bank for letting slip to her husband that she had $800,000 in an account in her own name.
Nazita Aminpour, a dentist, says in legal papers that the Chase bank branch in Kew Gardens, Queens, violated federal privacy laws, the New York Post reports. She said that her husband, David Shamash, nagged her about the money until she gave him $155,000 in March 2008 to save her marriage.
The couple had a joint account at the branch along with custodial accounts for their children. But Shamash was not aware that Aminpour had a large account in her own name until a bank employee called him and suggested that the money be moved out of a low-interest account to something with a higher return.
Aminpour wants Chase to reimburse the $155,000 and to pay her legal bills. A bank statement included in the lawsuit filing shows she now has more than $1 million in the account, the report said.