The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is charging Fifth Third (FITB) with discriminating against a couple with disabilities who were attempting to refinance their mortgage.

Fifth Third's banking unit, mortgage division and Cranbrook Mortgage Corp. are accused of requiring unnecessary medical documentation from the couple, HUD announced Thursday. The couple claim they were required  to provide a physician's statement for proof of disability income.

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