Ya gotta love these stories of store clerks and their counterfeit-detection skills.
This happened in San Antonio, TX, but ended up being reported by the Daily Mail in London. An article apparently based on a lawsuit filing tells of the ordeal of a woman who had two of her $100 bills ripped up by a clerk claiming they were fake.
A mother who says Walmart employees intentionally humiliated her after wrongfully ripping up two of her $100 bills while believing they were fake is taking legal action against the store.
It was in the early hours of December 18, 2010 while doing some Christmas shopping for her children that Ms Garcia claims she presented the first $100 bill as payment before it was taken with suspicion from her
'The cashier proceeded to rip the $100 bill in half without performing any counterfeit detection tests. The metallic strip in the $100 bill was clearly visible.'
After marking the bill with the detection pen, revealing a yellowish colour across it, Ms Garcia said she explained to the cashier of that colour meaning it was legitimate, having previously worked in retail herself.
The employee proceeded to call a manager over who identified himself as Russell. At this time Ms Garcia said she took out a second $100 bill, which according to her, was immediately taken and ripped up as well by the man.
Police arrived around 4.15am and proceeded to inspect the bills in question.
Following a series of tests the first responding officer, identified as Officer Edwards, returned to Ms Garcia telling her that what the Walmart employee and manager had done was a 'terrible mistake.’
Officer Edwards instructed Manager Russell to replace the bills he had wrongfully taken and destroyed.'
To read the complete article, see:
Walmart employees 'ripped up woman's $100 bills because they thought they were fake'
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