Woman suing Walmart for ripping up $100 bills
Posted: Sep 17, 2012 8:17 AM EDT Updated: Sep 18, 2012 2:57 AM EDT
By Derrick Chengery - email
Julia Garcia is suing Walmart after she said employees ripped up two of her $100 bills on grounds that they were counterfeit. (Source: Walmart) Julia Garcia is suing Walmart after she said employees ripped up two of her $100 bills on grounds that they were counterfeit. (Source: Walmart)
SAN ANTONIO (RNN) - A woman in Texas is putting her money where her mouth is, suing Walmart after a cashier and manager intentionally ripped two of her $100 bills and detained her for hours after they suspected the currency was counterfeit.
According to a document from the 150th Judicial District Court in Bexar County, TX, Julia Garcia said she was Christmas shopping for her children at a Walmart store in the San Antonio area on Dec. 12, 2010.
Garcia just sold her vehicle and had two $100 and $50 bills to pay for her items. When she checked out of the store at 2 a.m., she gave the cashier one of each.
The cashier inspected the $100 bill, showed it to another cashier, and told Garcia the $100 bill was "fake." Garcia claims the cashier ripped up the bill in front of her without performing any counterfeit tests. She also maintains that the metallic strip in the bill was "clearly visible."
After tearing the bill, the cashier tested it by using a counterfeit detection pen. The pen left a yellow mark on the bill, indicating that it was actually real. However, the cashier told Garcia that the store was keeping the money.
Garcia asked to see a manager about being refunded. A Walmart employee identified in a court petition as "Russell" responded to Garcia's request.
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