September 17th, 2012
(BlackMediaScoop) 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.
In her recently filed complaint, Julia Garcia is seeking no more than $74,900 in damages after detained for four hours before customers in San Antonio, Texas who were told she tried to use fake money. She says that the bill wasn’t actually tested by a counterfeit detection pen until after it was ripped, though that pen’s result was either misread or ignored by the cashier.
‘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 color across it, Garcia said she explained to the cashier of that color meaning it was legitimate, having previously worked in retail herself.