Fire and Fraud: The Mystery of a Small Texas Bank That Became the Nation's First Failure in Years

COOPER, Texas -- Teresa Thompson was less than two hours into her shift at the Dairy Queen when it happened. The 58-year-old cook, hair slung into a long, blonde ponytail, had just returned from a smoke break when an employee of the Enloe State Bank next door rushed into the restaurant. “The bank is on fire,” Brenda Miller, who cleans the bank with her husband, told Thompson. “Call 911.”Thompson found her glittery purple iPhone and dialed. When the call wouldn’t go through, she resorted to Dairy Queen’s landline. “The Enloe State Bank is on fire,” she told an emergency dispatcher.  Continue reading...

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