NEW ORLEANS – A man claims that his banking accounts were drained while he was incarcerated by an Orleans Parish woman.

Christopher Lee Williams filed a suit against Capital One National Association, Capital One Bank National Association, Danielle Williams, Rudy Gorrell and Kimi Seymour in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Oct. 4.

According to the claim, the plaintiff was incarcerated in 2013 and was released to a halfway house in 2016. He alleges he had both checking and savings accounts with Capital One that he opened in 2013 to deposit more than $200,000 from a settlement. The suit states Seymour, the mother of his child, was granted a limited power of attorney through Gorrell to withdraw a specific amount for child care.

The suit states that the defendants were responsible for the plaintiff's banking accounts being drained by Seymour without his consent or knowledge beforehand.

The defendants are accused of breach of contract, improper payment of withdrawals from accounts in violation of legislation, negligence and overall liability.

The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in damages. The plaintiff is represented by Charles R. Penot Jr. Ira J. Middleberg, Jean-Paul Morrell and Yvette A. D'Aunoy of the Middleberg Riddle Group.

The case has been assigned to Division N Judge Ethel S. Julien.

The Orleans Parish Civil District Court Case number 16-9883

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