As if Bank of America (BAC) needed any more bad press, now there’s this:
CBS12: A Florida man born without arms says a Tampa-area bank would not let him cash a check because he could not provide a thumbprint.
Steve Valdez didn’t have an account at a Bank of America location in downtown Tampa, where he tried to cash a check from his wife last week. However, Valdez has prosthetic arms and is unable to provide a thumbprint. He says he presented two forms of identification but was still denied.
Later Bank of America said the whole thing was a huge error, and that the manager screwed up. Yeah, big time.