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ST. PAUL, Minn. – About 200 members of the $636 million HiWay FCU had credit and debit cards that were charged twice when a processing error with the Walgreens drug store retailing chain passed though the extra charges. According to a story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the credit union posted 1,000 additional transactions to credit and debit accounts which wound up in $21,000 in additional charges. Walgreens blamed the overcharges, which took place over December 23-24, 2004 on a computer malfunction exacerbated by the holiday shopping volume. The way the holidays fell over the weekend had an impact as well since they prevented their processor from catching and remedying the overcharges earlier, the paper reported.

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