Ventra card sent to woman who died 5 years ago

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Another problem is popping up related to the CTA’s new Ventra cards.

Stetson Siler and his wife were waiting for Ventra cards of their own, and were surprised when a card arrived for his mother.

She died five years ago.

The RTA has a database for deceased, former riders to help weed out fraud.

Agency officials tell the Tribune, some digits in her social security number may have been transposed, so the mistake went unnoticed.

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2 comments

  • Donalod

    What's he big deal? Grandma had a balance on her CTA card and so they issued a new Ventra card for her balance. What are they supposed to do, check each person to see if they are still living? Our welfare, IRS and social security who send out checks don't even check to see if the recipient is alive.