Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Credit Union Sued after Sharing Woman's Credit Report with High School Class

A South Dakota woman is suing Consumer's Federal Credit Union (Gregory, SD) after copies of her credit report were shared with a class of 26 high school students.

The plaintiff, Terri McFayden, alleges that the credit union CEO, Sara Zimbelman, shared a partially redacted copy of the plaintiff's credit report with a class of 26 high school students and made derogatory remarks about her credit history.

The lawsuit claims that McFayden's name, address, partial Social Security number and a "substantial amount of credit information" was still visible on the report.

The plaintiff also claims that the entire community now knows about her financial problems and she is experiencing emotional distress.

McFayden is suing for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and intentional infliction of emotional distress. She also seeks punitive damages.

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