Sapulpa woman gets check from St. John, made out to someone else; The Problem Solvers get answers

Sapulpa - Flolanda Pahsetopah said she was concerned when she got a check in the mail for $50.83 from St. John Medical Center.

"The first thing that came to my mind was identity theft," Pahsetopah said.

The Sapulpa woman's suspicion was because of whom the check was addressed.

"To my surprise it was made out to my daughter," she said.

One night in January of 2011, Kelly came home with a headache. The next afternoon, Pahsetopah came home on her lunch break to find her daughter had died in her sleep.

"Medical examiners say it was an aneurysm," she said.

Kelly was just 17-years-old when she passed away and just three months after Kelly's death, someone stole her identity.

"It was terrible, just terrible," said Pahsetopah.

So when the mother got a check addressed to her daughter, she thought it might be another case of identity theft and wasn't sure what to do.

"I said, I think we're going to need some help, I didn't know where to go."

She asked the Problem Solvers for help who called St. John to look into it.

They discovred the check was a refund for an overpayment from one of her daughter's hospital visits almost four years ago that St. John just sent out.

"I was really surprised that it had taken so long," she said.

An unexpected outcome, but a relief for Pahsetopah and her older daughter, who are glad it wasn't something worse.

While Pahsetopah was afraid to do anything on her own, you can take action if you get something in the mail you're not sure of.

Don't be afraid to call the sender and ask questions. If you feel like it's a scam, contact law enforcement.

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