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ACROSS THE COUNTRY AFTER A PAYROLL COMPANY SHUT DOWN AFTER A PAYROLL COMPANY SHUT DOWN WITHOUT WARNING COMPANY SHUT DOWN WITHOUT WARNING

HERE’S JO LING KENT WITHOUT WARNING HERE’S JO LING KENT >> Reporter: AT AGAPE HERE’S JO LING KENT >> Reporter: AT AGAPE ANIMAL RESCUE TANYA >> Reporter: AT AGAPE ANIMAL RESCUE TANYA WILLIS SAID THE ANIMAL RESCUE TANYA WILLIS SAID THE PAYCHECKS DISAPPEARED WILLIS SAID THE PAYCHECKS DISAPPEARED WITHOUT A TRACE

PAYCHECKS DISAPPEARED WITHOUT A TRACE >> THIS IS DEVASTATING WITHOUT A TRACE >> THIS IS DEVASTATING FOR A SMALL NONPROFIT >> THIS IS DEVASTATING FOR A SMALL NONPROFIT FOR US FOR A SMALL NONPROFIT FOR US >> Reporter: INSTEAD FOR US

>> Reporter: INSTEAD OF COMPLETING DIRECT >> Reporter: INSTEAD OF COMPLETING DIRECT DEPOSITS FOR HER OF COMPLETING DIRECT DEPOSITS FOR HER EMPLOYEES, WILLIS SAID DEPOSITS FOR HER EMPLOYEES, WILLIS SAID HER PAYROLL PROCESSOR, EMPLOYEES, WILLIS SAID HER PAYROLL PROCESSOR, MY PAYROLL HR WITH HER PAYROLL PROCESSOR, MY PAYROLL HR WITH DREW THE AMOUNTS FOR MY PAYROLL HR WITH DREW THE AMOUNTS FOR THE PAYCHECKS AND MORE DREW THE AMOUNTS FOR THE PAYCHECKS AND MORE TOTALING $1 MILLION THE PAYCHECKS AND MORE TOTALING $1 MILLION THIS MONTH, LEAVING TOTALING $1 MILLION THIS MONTH, LEAVING THEM DEEP IN THE RED THIS MONTH, LEAVING THEM DEEP IN THE RED MY PAYROLL HR SHUT THEM DEEP IN THE RED MY PAYROLL HR SHUT DOWN LAST WEEK GIVING MY PAYROLL HR SHUT DOWN LAST WEEK GIVING BUSINESS OWNERS LIKE DOWN LAST WEEK GIVING BUSINESS OWNERS LIKE WILLIS NO EXPLANATION BUSINESS OWNERS LIKE WILLIS NO EXPLANATION AND LEAVING COMPANIES WILLIS NO EXPLANATION AND LEAVING COMPANIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND LEAVING COMPANIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITHOUT MILLIONS OF ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITHOUT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN EMPLOYEE WITHOUT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN EMPLOYEE PAY DOLLARS IN EMPLOYEE PAY

>> WE HAD TO STOP PAY >> WE HAD TO STOP INTAKE >> WE HAD TO STOP INTAKE WHEN OUR PROGRAM STOPS INTAKE WHEN OUR PROGRAM STOPS THAT MEANS DOGS ARE WHEN OUR PROGRAM STOPS THAT MEANS DOGS ARE BEING EUTHANIZED

THAT MEANS DOGS ARE BEING EUTHANIZED >> Reporter: TONIGHT BEING EUTHANIZED >> Reporter: TONIGHT THE FBI TELLS NBC NEWS >> Reporter: TONIGHT THE FBI TELLS NBC NEWS IT IS INVESTIGATING AS THE FBI TELLS NBC NEWS IT IS INVESTIGATING AS IS NEW YORK GOVERNOR IT IS INVESTIGATING AS IS NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO WHO IS NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO WHO CALLED MY PAYROLL HR’S ANDREW CUOMO WHO CALLED MY PAYROLL HR’S ACTIONS RECKLESS CALLED MY PAYROLL HR’S ACTIONS RECKLESS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ACTIONS RECKLESS

IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EMPLOYEES SAY THEIR IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EMPLOYEES SAY THEIR PAYCHECKS WERE REMOVED EMPLOYEES SAY THEIR PAYCHECKS WERE REMOVED FROM THEIR ACCOUNTS PAYCHECKS WERE REMOVED FROM THEIR ACCOUNTS TWICE FROM THEIR ACCOUNTS TWICE THE OWNER NOW PAYING TWICE THE OWNER NOW PAYING HIS STAFF OUT OF HIS THE OWNER NOW PAYING HIS STAFF OUT OF HIS OWN POCKET HIS STAFF OUT OF HIS OWN POCKET

>> IF YOU’VE GOT A OWN POCKET >> IF YOU’VE GOT A BANK ACCOUNT THAT HAS >> IF YOU’VE GOT A BANK ACCOUNT THAT HAS DIRECT DEPOSIT OR WITH BANK ACCOUNT THAT HAS DIRECT DEPOSIT OR WITH WITHDRAWAL WE MIGHT BE DIRECT DEPOSIT OR WITH WITHDRAWAL WE MIGHT BE MORE VULNERABLE THAN WITHDRAWAL WE MIGHT BE MORE VULNERABLE THAN WE REALIZE MORE VULNERABLE THAN WE REALIZE >> Reporter: THERE IS WE REALIZE >> Reporter: THERE IS NO INDICATION OF WHERE

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