Monday April 13, 2015

Wrongly declared deceased: Delores Jensen's story

Delores Jensen was elated when she bought this new car... until the bank declared her 'deceased'.

Delores Jensen was elated when she bought this new car... until the bank declared her 'deceased'.

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When Kelowna's Delores Jensen bought herself a brand new Hyundai a few years ago, she was elated. It was the first brand new car she'd ever had in her life.

So imagine her confusion when a bailiff came to repossess it, saying that she had been officially declared 'deceased' by the bank. After investigating it further, Delores realized that she had been mistaken for another woman with a very similar name.

Delores Jensen for DNTO (New Car)

Delores and her new car... which she nicknamed 'resurrection'.

But the bank wasn't convinced, and Delores never imagined it would prove to be so hard to prove she was still alive. Click the link above to hear the full story.