Why This Woman Gave Back a $20,000 Check to the State of Texas

February 15, 2022

Tenita Batts received a $20,000 check in her mailbox. Even though the check was real, and even though her name was printed on it, Tenita was being scammed. Tenita’s identity had been stolen by clever criminals who used her name and email to submit a landlord application to the Texas Rent Relief Program. The problem? Tenita Batts lives in North Carolina and has never stepped a foot in the State of Texas. Inside Edition Digital’s TC Newman has more on what she did next. 



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