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Oklahoma bank covering customers who go unpaid during government shutdown

Posted at 10:11 PM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 08:36:40-05

A community bank in Oklahoma is making sure federal employees and those who don't receive a check from the government still are getting paid during the partial government shutdown.

First Oklahoma Bank says it will treat those customers like they never missed a deposit and they will cover them free of charge.

"We'd like to tell all these federal government employees and others affected by this that we appreciate your service to the country,” bank chairman Tom Bennett said. “We appreciate your business and we've got your back.”

Bank officials say they created the policy for customers during the last government shutdown.

FOB has two locations in our area, in Brookside and in Jenks. There also is a branch in Glencoe.

Here's a copy of the letter the bank sent to customers:

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