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If you’re going to accuse someone of trying to pay with counterfeit money, it’s a good idea to actually test the bills first.Walmart customer Julia Garcia claims in court that she had two $100 bills torn up by Walmart workers who claimed that the bills were counterfeit, according to David Lee at Courthouse News.
Garcia called it a “humiliating ordeal.”
Here are the details Garcia outlined, according to the complaint filed in Bexar County Court, San Antonio:
Garcia says she paid for her $150 purchase with a $100 bill, $50 bill and some change. The cashier inspected the $100 bill, consulted another cashier, told the customer that it was fake and then ripped it in half.
She says that the cashier then marked it with a counterfeit detection pen and it left a yellow mark, which means it was legitimate.
The manager was then called, and he said that Garcia would have to wait for police. Garcia pulled out another $100 bill, and the manager told her it was also counterfeit and ripped it up too, according to the complaint.
The other customers in line who asked about what was happening were told that Garcia was trying to pay with counterfeit bills, says Garcia.
Police came two hours later and determined that the bills were legitimate, she says. The officer apologized and instructed the manager to replace the bills that were torn up.
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