An eastern Pennsylvania bank charges that a customer and six corporations he controls wrote a whopping $1.7 million in check overdrafts this year.

In court papers filed earlier this month, Nazareth (Pa.) National Bank and Trust Co., a subsidiary of First Colonial Group Inc., is accusing Thomas Neely of Pocono Pines, Pa., and the corporations of fraud, conspiracy, and "wrongfully and tortuously" converting bank funds for their own personal use, possibly in foreign transactions.

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