Capital One sent woman $286 million bill

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - December 16, 2010

A suburban Philadelphia woman is suing credit card company Capital One after she received a bill for just less than $300 million.

Patrice Perry sued the company last week, saying she endured months of harassment before receiving the massive bill in August. Perry says the $286,651,237 bill was accompanied by letter threatening legal action if she did not submit her payment in the included envelope.

Perry's attorney says his client received a bill last year claiming she owed about $4,800. She received further bills with greater or lesser amounts but no reasons given for the changes. Then came the whopping August bill.

Capital One tells the Philadelphia Daily News that human error sometimes leads to inaccurate billing letters. The company says it is working to resolve the issue.

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