7 On Your Side helps SF teacher fight bank in identity theft case

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Thousands of Americans become victims of identity theft each year and it can tangle up finances for years.

It happened to a San Francisco school teacher. Within an hour, more than $7,000 was gone. Investigators later told her a woman posing as her had withdrawn the money and obtained a temporary debit card for her account.

The teacher came to 7 On Your Side's Michael Finney for help when the bank wouldn't give her money back.

Watch the full story in the video player above to see how things turned out.

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