WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- CBC News reported on Thursday an unfortunate incident that happened to a Canadian man’s sizeable inheritance.
- When Lorette Taylor’s father died, she divided the cash left by her father between herself and two siblings.
- One of the drafts, in the order of 846,650 Canadian dollars ($664,850) was sent to her brother via UPS, but he never got it.
UPS failed to ship a “check” amounting to almost $700,000 to Canadian Louis Paul Hebert because they lost it. Hebert never received it, due to a lost package.
Hebert and sister, Lorette Taylor’s father had died and left his three children a large amount of cash. As appointed executor, Taylor had to divide the inheritance between herself and two siblings. She tried to do so in February.
Taylor’s bank, TD Canada Trust, advised her that the best way to send her brother and sister the money was through bank drafts. Drafts are like personal checks but deemed more secure because they are guaranteed by the bank and not by the person who issued them.
One draft was made in the order of 846,650 Canadian dollars (US$ 664,850) for her brother, Louis Paul Hebert. Hebert got the service of UPS to ship it to his local store which is 270 miles away from their family lawyer. He never received the package.
A UPS spokeswoman told CBC News: “While UPS’ service is excellent in our industry, we are unfortunately not perfect.”
After ten months, the family took the situation to the media. They said that all UPS had offered was $32 by way of compensation. That represent the mailing costs. TD Canada Trust declined to reimburse Taylor US$ 664,850 unless she accepts to refund the bank if anyone found and cashed in the lost draft. TD Canada Trust asked for her house to be the collateral for the agreement.