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Woman says BB&T employees violated ethics

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 2, 2015

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CHARLESTON - A woman is suing BB&T after she claims the bank and two of its employees spoke about her personal business to other employees.

Charlene Chapman and Kirk Dragoo were also named as defendants in the suit.

Monica Abrego was admitted to the hospital on April 7, 2013, and her friend, Athena Lovejoy, called Abrego's supervisor, Chapman, and told her that Abrego had tried to kill herself, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Abrego claims she went to a counselor for advice and wrote a resignation letter for BB&T, and remained at the bank approximately two weeks in order to turn in the resignation letter to Lynn Sizemore, the operations manager, who was out of the office at the time.

After she resigned, Abrego applied for unemployment, which she was denied. A judge later reversed the decision, citing that BB&T violated a code of ethics.

Abrego claims during her last two weeks at BB&T, Dragoo, was overheard speaking about Abrego's personal life by a non-BB&T employee.

Abrego is seeking damages for her pain and suffering. She is representing herself.

The case is assigned to Circuit Judge James C. Stucky.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 15-C-781

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