Natasha Galloway, owner of BB Fly Trucking, was ecstatic when she received a $30,000 grant for her small business. She had big plans for the money, including paying off her truck and purchasing a trailer. However, things took a turn for the worse when she encountered problems accessing the grant funds.
Galloway received the good news of winning the grant in an email on September 29. She eagerly awaited receiving her check and finally did on October 25. Excited to put the money to use, she took it to her local Regions Bank branch. However, when she tried to access the funds, the bank told her that the check was suspicious. They proceeded to freeze her entire business account and began a three-month investigation into its authenticity.
The Greater Houston Community Foundation confirmed Galloway as a grant recipient and verified the legitimacy of the check with Regions Bank. But despite their efforts, Galloway is still unable to access any of the funds in her account. As a result, she was unable to pay off her truck and it was repossessed and sent to auction.
Galloway expressed her frustration and disappointment with the situation, as she had big plans for the grant money that would have greatly benefited her business. Regions Bank stated that they cannot discuss clients’ banking information and are looking into the investigation further. For updates on this matter, Galloway suggested following Lileana Pearson on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.