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Walmart employees 'ripped up woman's $100 bills because they thought they were fake'
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 9-16-12 | By Nina Golgowski

Posted on 09/16/2012 11:11:18 AM PDT by rawhide

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.

According to her complaint: 'The cashier inspected the $100 bill, turned to another cashier and had a brief discussion, and returned to her register telling Plaintiff that her money was "fake."

'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.

Detained at the front of the store while told the police had been called, Ms Garcia claims that adding to her humiliation, the employees told curious customers in passing that she was busted trying to use fake money.

After two hours at the front, 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.’

'He then approached the manager, who appeared upset by what he was told by Officer Edwards,' according to the complaint.

‘After speaking with Officer Edwards, Manager Russell approached Plaintiff and sarcastically stated that the police officers said the money was not counterfeit, though he disagreed.

‘At this time, he attempted to hand Plaintiff the two torn $100 bills he had misappropriated from her. When Plaintiff objected to receiving torn bills, Officer Edwards instructed Manager Russell to replace the bills he had wrongfully taken and destroyed.

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1 posted on 09/16/2012 11:11:25 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

In this case, I am all for the woman- unless there is something else to this story, someone needs to be fired for gorss incompetance

Starting with the cashier- Who trained her to tear up bills she assumes to be fake?


2 posted on 09/16/2012 11:14:40 AM PDT by Mr. K (Reagan: “Washington is where good ideas go to die.”)
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To: rawhide

Then the cop shot her dog


3 posted on 09/16/2012 11:15:58 AM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Mr. K

Oh man, if this had happened to me, by the time my attorney was done with these idiots, I would be the new majority owner of Walmart.


4 posted on 09/16/2012 11:17:03 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: al baby
Then the cop shot her dog

And the managers dog too. Just for good measure.

5 posted on 09/16/2012 11:18:30 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Mr. K

I’d settle out of court for 100K. Then go to the bank and demand my payment in $100 bills...then keep going back to the same walmart and and pay any purchases with those bills.


6 posted on 09/16/2012 11:19:23 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Mr. K

WalmartS seems to have hired all the holders people who previously worked at nursing homes abusing old crackas.


7 posted on 09/16/2012 11:19:39 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: rawhide

This is one time I’m in favor of a lawsuit.


8 posted on 09/16/2012 11:20:44 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Mr. K
Starting with the cashier- Who trained her to tear up bills she assumes to be fake?

My guess is she new they weren't fake.

9 posted on 09/16/2012 11:21:08 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: rawhide

Those employees should be fired and made to pay up.


10 posted on 09/16/2012 11:22:12 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: rawhide

When I drove a bus I started to see tickets with felt tip pen lines on them. I found out that someone up the line at a depot thought those magic pens would spot anything counterfeit.


11 posted on 09/16/2012 11:23:39 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: rawhide

Why would the dumbass cashier and manager tear up evidence of counterfeit bills ...

Passing counterfeit currency is a felony....


12 posted on 09/16/2012 11:24:13 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: X-spurt

I never go to walmart myself. It seems to be settling if not sinking though.

The universe of competent people is small. It is even smaller when you don’t pay spit.


13 posted on 09/16/2012 11:24:52 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: rawhide
Who trained her to tear up bills she assumes to be fake?

She's demonstrating her initiative - hoping to be promoted into management.

14 posted on 09/16/2012 11:27:04 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Popman

knowingly passing counterfeit currency is a felony....


15 posted on 09/16/2012 11:27:07 AM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: rawhide

Reminds me of the time a convenience store wouldn’t take my dollar coin because they “didn’t take Canadian money.” It was one of those Sacagawea dollar coins. I didn’t bother arguing about it but thought that was kind of funny.


16 posted on 09/16/2012 11:28:07 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: rawhide

I try to avoid Wal-Mart. But when I must go ther I always pay with a $100 Bill. The clerks always take out the counterfit pen and stare strangely at the bill as if they have never seen one they probably haven’t ever had one of their own. When they finally give me back my change I do something that really freaks them out. I ask to use their counterfit pen then I use it on the twenties that they just gave me. You should see the looks I get. It’s as if they dont know what to say or do like robots that are not fully programmed. Try this sometime it’s hilarious.


17 posted on 09/16/2012 11:28:32 AM PDT by cquiggy
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To: rawhide

And, again, we hear the interesting stuff from the foreign press...


18 posted on 09/16/2012 11:29:18 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: rawhide

Same Walmart chain that had a store that called the police on grade school children who wanted to sing a patriotic song? Great PR


19 posted on 09/16/2012 11:30:21 AM PDT by nclaurel
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To: Poison Pill

Maybe the clerk was planning to make use of those bills later after a session with some scotch tape, meanwhile hoping to scare the customer enough with threats of jail for her to leave without her money. and the manager was just stupid enough for the clerk to think she could get away with it.


20 posted on 09/16/2012 11:30:28 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: rawhide

I’m not a huge fan of litigation, but in this case I hope she sues their butts off, and wins.

I’ve worked retail many moons ago, and especially during the Christmas shopping season, we’d get $100’s all the time. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out a real one from counterfeit.

Best of luck to her, and I hope she wins.


21 posted on 09/16/2012 11:31:15 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: rawhide

Don’t have to make a court case out of every incident.

Was an honest mistake, not malicious.

Pay the lady two hundred dollars and problem solved.

Wallmart can mail torn pieces to govt to get $200 back.


22 posted on 09/16/2012 11:31:15 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: rawhide

Why is it that a UK paper has a fascination with Walmart stories? I’ve seen a lot of these things from this paper.


23 posted on 09/16/2012 11:32:06 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: GeronL

In most countries damaged banknotes can be replaced free of charge at any bank. The rule here is that they’ll replace it if you have more than half and the serial number is legible. It’s also OK to tap a torn bill together, something I’ve seen often but will stop once all of our new plastic notes are in circulation.


24 posted on 09/16/2012 11:32:09 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Mr. K
Procedures for when you believe you have a counterfiet bill, directly from the US Secret Service Website

If You Receive a Counterfeit

Do not return it to the passer.

Delay the passer if possible.

Observe the passer's description, as well as that of any companions, and the license plate numbers of any vehicles used.

Contact your local police department or United States Secret Service field office. These numbers can be found on the inside front page of your local telephone directory.

Write your initials and the date in the white border areas of the suspect note.

Limit the handling of the note. Carefully place it in a protective covering, such as an envelope.

Surrender the note or coin only to a properly identified police officer or a U.S. Secret Service special agent.


No where does it say, rip bill in half and act like a jackass.
25 posted on 09/16/2012 11:32:55 AM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: SamAdams76

I remember those- they’re the same size and colour as a loonie.


26 posted on 09/16/2012 11:33:14 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: SamAdams76

I’ve had people (usually teen-agers behind the cash register) try to tell me that $2 bills weren’t real.

I always carry one for good luck. :)


27 posted on 09/16/2012 11:33:44 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Poison Pill
My guess is she new they weren't fake.

Huh? This story gets better by the minute.

28 posted on 09/16/2012 11:33:48 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: X-spurt

“WalmartS seems to have hired all the holders people who previously worked at nursing homes abusing old crackas.”

You just described our Crenshaw Blvd WalMart in L.A.


29 posted on 09/16/2012 11:35:15 AM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: PJBankard

Yes sir. I’m going to rush to do what the Secret Service tells me to do.


30 posted on 09/16/2012 11:35:36 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: PJBankard

That’s EXACTLY the training I received back when I worked retail. It was store policy as per Loss Prevention (this was at Sears, back in the good old days).


31 posted on 09/16/2012 11:35:44 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: rawhide

As an aside, isn’t the $100 bill the new $1 bill under Obama?


32 posted on 09/16/2012 11:35:49 AM PDT by unique1
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To: Dallas59
I’d settle out of court for 100K. Then go to the bank and demand my payment in $100 bills...then keep going back to the same walmart and and pay any purchases with those bills.

With purchases of $5.00 or less.

33 posted on 09/16/2012 11:36:00 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Obama A man without an American mission.)
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To: Mount Athos

Walmart. Avoid the place routinely. Seem to hire in a “social experiment” mode.


34 posted on 09/16/2012 11:36:05 AM PDT by Minnesota fox
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To: SamAdams76

I had the same thing happen. When I said, “You do know that Canadian currency is worth more than American?” she just blankly stared at me.

Sometimes I don’t know whether to laugh or cry...


35 posted on 09/16/2012 11:41:04 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

$2 bills are awesome, have a small stack(get one for every birthday). Used one once, and the girl behind the counter said, ‘We don’t accept monopoly money’.


36 posted on 09/16/2012 11:41:09 AM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: PJBankard
Do not return it to the passer.

I wonder if that means to complete the transaction because you'll be in a heap~o~trouble if you confiscate the customer's property and aren't an officer.

37 posted on 09/16/2012 11:44:10 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: SamAdams76

” It was one of those Sacagawea dollar coins. “

I use those all the time at fast food places, etc.. Lots of fun!


38 posted on 09/16/2012 11:46:16 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: X-spurt

These holders people are in the IRS office, the social security office. the post office and where ever else they can gum up the works for us crackers!

Don’t you just love BOZO!


39 posted on 09/16/2012 11:47:39 AM PDT by tiger63
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To: Signalman
But if the store gave her back the money, so what's the real harm here, aside from her having a good reason to be mad until her money was returned.

Are we really at the point where any mistake made by a store must result in some kind of a lawsuit, simply because a customer had cause to be angry until the mistake was rectified?

I guess we really are becoming a planet of victims.
40 posted on 09/16/2012 11:47:54 AM PDT by zencycler
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To: PJBankard

I love $2 bills. I’d always get some when I cashed the paycheck back in the States.

Here, the smallest bill is 100 Kc (Czech crowns) - goes all the way up to 5,000 Kc. That’s roughly from a $5 to a $250 bill at rate of exchange. 1,000’s and 2,000’s are common enough here. Anything below 100 Kc is a coin.


41 posted on 09/16/2012 11:48:24 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Popman
Why would the dumbass cashier and manager tear up evidence of counterfeit bills ...

Passing counterfeit currency is a felony....

But wouldn't you need the bills for evidence? So wouldn't tearing them up be tampering with evidence?

42 posted on 09/16/2012 11:49:04 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: SamAdams76
"It's a Sacagawea dollar. You can take it to the bank, and trade it in for a real dollar"

43 posted on 09/16/2012 11:49:22 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: rockrr

I would believe not, as you can’t give them the merchandise without receiving a proper legal payment.


44 posted on 09/16/2012 11:49:40 AM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: rawhide
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.

Bullshite story.

Except for the part of 'taking legal action against the store', which will evaporate the instant she finds out that there are video camera's on the cashiers 100% of the time.

I wish WalMart would take legal action against these shysters, AND the newpapers that print such tripe.

45 posted on 09/16/2012 11:51:12 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: rawhide

We used those marker pens for 20s, 50s & 100s, provided by our banks, too, in my former store:

“After marking the bill with the detection pen, revealing a yellowish colour across it, ...”

Yellow stripe = legitimate.
Black stripe = fake.

http://www.wisegeek.com/how-does-a-counterfeit-money-pen-work.htm


46 posted on 09/16/2012 11:51:24 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - and all leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: cquiggy

Oh I would just love to be behind you in a line. /s/

While I don’t condone the ripping of the bills or any of the hassles this lady got for her cash, it’s silly to hassle a 7.25 an hour employee for doing his/her job. Nor to delay the people behind you to get your jollies for the day.

I shop at Walmart. I use the Self-Check to avoid problems.


47 posted on 09/16/2012 11:52:22 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: zencycler

“But if the store gave her back the money, so what’s the real harm here, aside from her having a good reason to be mad until her money was returned. “

“Detained at the front of the store while told the police had been called, Ms Garcia claims that adding to her humiliation, the employees told curious customers in passing that she was busted trying to use fake money.

After two hours at the front, police arrived around 4.15am and proceeded to inspect the bills in question.”

That’s a big problem for the store! She was unlawfully detained, kidnapped!


48 posted on 09/16/2012 11:54:33 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Yes sir. I’m going to rush to do what the Secret Service tells me to do/

Most people do, as most people don't counterfeit money. Secondary mission for the Secret Service is the investigation and prevention of counterfeit US Currency.
49 posted on 09/16/2012 11:55:40 AM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: Mount Athos
Was an honest mistake, not malicious.

No. Idiocracy.

Genuine. Destroying currency. crime.

Fake. Destroying evidence. Also a crime.

DA should offer a deal where the employee pleads to the crime carring the lesser sentence, and serves the maximum.

50 posted on 09/16/2012 11:57:08 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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