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(Daily Mail)   Walmart busts woman for passing real $100 bills   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 188
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2012-09-16 01:45:38 PM
The employee proceeded to call a manager over who identified himself as Russell. At this time Ms Garcia said she took out a second $100 bill, which according to her, was immediately taken and ripped up as well by the man.

That's almost hilarious.
 
2012-09-16 01:50:56 PM
I don't think Walmart has a single employee with a 3-digit IQ.
 
2012-09-16 02:09:28 PM
Manager Russell approached Plaintiff and sarcastically stated that the police officers said the money was not counterfeit, though he disagreed.

DO NOT confuse me with the facts, madam. I AM THE MANAGER OF A FARKING WALMART!

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2012-09-16 02:09:37 PM
"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."

facepalm doesn't begin to describe this.
 
2012-09-16 02:21:19 PM
Admittedly, we are a sue-happy culture, but I think the woman's got a totally legitimate complaint, here. The store detained her and humiliated her in front of other employees and customers. That sounds like cause for compensation to me.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-09-16 02:24:38 PM
Julia Garcia is seeking no more than $74,900 in damages after detained for four hours before customers in San Antonio

That figure is intended to mean "I want this tried in state court, not federal court."

When Plaintiff objected to receiving torn bills, Officer Edwards instructed Manager Russell to replace the bills he had wrongfully taken and destroyed.

Our good cop story of the day. ("The day" being December 18, 2010.)
 
2012-09-16 02:37:51 PM

E-Brake: "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."

facepalm doesn't begin to describe this.


Yeah, that's seriously f*cked up.
 
2012-09-16 02:51:14 PM
Using large bills while Mexican at WalMart? That's a detainin'.
 
2012-09-16 03:00:14 PM

xiaodown: Admittedly, we are a sue-happy culture, but I think the woman's got a totally legitimate complaint, here. The store detained her and humiliated her in front of other employees and customers. That sounds like cause for compensation to me.


Seriously. They kept her until after 5 in the morning.
 
2012-09-16 03:11:38 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't think Walmart has a single employee with a 3-digit IQ.


They do, but usually they graduate from college and leave.
 
2012-09-16 04:00:52 PM
Why not just redirect fark.com to thedailymail.com on weekends to save people time?
 
2012-09-16 04:02:07 PM
And those employees vote, too.
 
2012-09-16 04:02:19 PM
Who do they think they are, Taco Bell?
 
2012-09-16 04:03:19 PM
'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.'

Ain't destroyed. As long as you have both halves taped together, it's legal tender worth $200. Any bank will take it.
 
2012-09-16 04:05:47 PM

make me some tea: The employee proceeded to call a manager over who identified himself as Russell. At this time Ms Garcia said she took out a second $100 bill, which according to her, was immediately taken and ripped up as well by the man.

That's almost hilarious.


I would have paid a dollar to see it.
 
2012-09-16 04:05:55 PM
I think this is one instance where a big fat lawsuit is needed. Normally, I don't approve of people suing for every little thing but this incident is beyond ridiculous.
 
2012-09-16 04:06:11 PM
Good thing that she didn't try to use two dollar bills.
 
2012-09-16 04:06:39 PM
The bills can be taped back together and used, but I would have demanded replacements as well.
 
2012-09-16 04:08:12 PM

Oznog: '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.'

Ain't destroyed. As long as you have both halves taped together, it's legal tender worth $200. Any bank will take it.


You can also send it to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington DC, 14th and D SW. The lab will piece your bills back together and send you a check. This also works if you have a 2 ft sphere of cash that was buried in the yard. They'll take it apart and determine value.
 
2012-09-16 04:09:22 PM

Oznog: '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.'

Ain't destroyed. As long as you have both halves taped together, it's legal tender worth $200. Any bank will take it.


Wal-Mart is free to instruct employees to deliver the repaired bills to a bank, after providing the falsely accused customer with undamaged currency.
 
2012-09-16 04:09:23 PM
She should be suing the store for slander as well. Accusing me of a federal crime I didn't commit could seriously tarnish my character and cost future jobs that require a position of public trust clearance.
 
2012-09-16 04:09:43 PM
After the bills were found legal by police the store manager allegedly tried to give her back the ripped currency

So wait, he (allegedly) attempted to return her money and she refused to accept it?
 
2012-09-16 04:09:46 PM
Little Hitlers are everywhere.
 
2012-09-16 04:10:46 PM

Oznog: '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.'

Ain't destroyed. As long as you have both halves taped together, it's legal tender worth $200. Any bank will take it.


True but the Walmart employee ripped them, he can go though the hassle of taking it to the bank.

I'm all for making the employee's involved wear a sign for the same amount of time and place that she was detained that says "I'm a farking moron" with other employees telling the customers the back story.
 
2012-09-16 04:11:17 PM

skinink: Who do they think they are, Taco Bell?


Apparently, they are 50 times BETTER than Taco Bell.
 
2012-09-16 04:11:47 PM

Dimensio: Oznog: '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.'

Ain't destroyed. As long as you have both halves taped together, it's legal tender worth $200. Any bank will take it.

Wal-Mart is free to instruct employees to deliver the repaired bills to a bank, after providing the falsely accused customer with undamaged currency.


Damn it, you beat me to it and said it better.
 
2012-09-16 04:13:09 PM
What the hell is with the Daily Fail greens today?
Is it just automatic?
Are any of the stories actually brit in origin?
 
2012-09-16 04:13:55 PM
FTFA: "It was in the early hours of December 18, 2010..."

Cue: oldnewsissoexciting.jpg
 
2012-09-16 04:15:20 PM

ultraholland: After the bills were found legal by police the store manager allegedly tried to give her back the ripped currency

So wait, he (allegedly) attempted to return her money and she refused to accept it?


Seems the cop prevented future problems for the lady by having the store replace the bills. I would have asked for a stack of twenties myself. Nobody looks twice at twenties.
 
2012-09-16 04:15:48 PM
"We don't accept $100 bills at Wal-Mart. If you have $100 you have to go to Target."
 
2012-09-16 04:16:11 PM

ultraholland: After the bills were found legal by police the store manager allegedly tried to give her back the ripped currency

So wait, he (allegedly) attempted to return her money and she refused to accept it?


He (apparently) still thought it wasn't real money. So he was attempting to pass counterfeit currency when he tried to return those bills. Arrest him!
 
2012-09-16 04:16:20 PM

ZAZ: When Plaintiff objected to receiving torn bills, Officer Edwards instructed Manager Russell to replace the bills he had wrongfully taken and destroyed.

Our good cop story of the day. ("The day" being December 18, 2010.)


Would've been a better cop story of the cop took the destroyed bills as evidence for the Treasury Department, in case they want to make an issue of the defacing of currency...



Defacement of currency is a violation of Title 18, Section 333 of the United States Code. Under this provision, currency defacement is generally defined as follows: Whoever mutilates, cuts, disfigures, perforates, unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, Federal Reserve Bank, or Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such item(s) unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.


Pretty clearly, the intent was to render it unfit for circulation, but I imagine the treasury would "reissue" them, as they will when you return 51% or more of a note...
 
2012-09-16 04:17:13 PM
It's actually pretty common for minorities to pay with cash seeing that they don't have bank accounts. Stupid manager should know better.
 
2012-09-16 04:17:38 PM

Girion47: She should be suing the store for slander as well. Accusing me of a federal crime I didn't commit could seriously tarnish my character and cost future jobs that require a position of public trust clearance.


She was shopping at Walmart; her character was already pretty damaged by that.
 
2012-09-16 04:18:07 PM

AbbeySomeone: Using large bills while Mexican at WalMart? That's a detainin'.


live close to the border. Noticed recently that 80% of Target's customers are Hispanic in appearance and use cash only, as in large amounts of cash in large denominations. Having taken large amounts of cash across international borders (legally, mind you) $100 bills make a smallish lump in the money belt and are still spendable. Walmart needs to retrain their employees about how not to alienate their cash carrying customers.
 
2012-09-16 04:18:44 PM

Girion47: She should be suing the store for slander as well. Accusing me of a federal crime I didn't commit could seriously tarnish my character and cost future jobs that require a position of public trust clearance.


Not simply accusing her, but "the employees told curious customers in passing that she was busted trying to use fake money."

Yeup: sue for defamation/slander.
 
2012-09-16 04:19:22 PM

lohphat: FTFA: "It was in the early hours of December 18, 2010..."

Cue: oldnewsissoexciting.jpg


It got media attention when she filed the suit several days ago.

"Ms Garcia, who said she was escorted out to her car by the officer around 5am, filed her complaint for false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress against the store on September 9."
 
2012-09-16 04:19:28 PM
Since when are walmart pukes allowed to "detain" you?
 
2012-09-16 04:21:07 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Good thing that she didn't try to use two dollar bills.


still use them now and then and people still think they are fakes
 
2012-09-16 04:22:15 PM

Rustblade: Since when are walmart pukes allowed to "detain" you?


When they are holding 200 bucks of your money and refuse to give it back. Not like I'm gonna leave until I get my money or my merchandise.
 
2012-09-16 04:22:46 PM
The manager was just doing his job. As a customer service representative, he was exercising his right to refuse service to anyone. And I'm willing to bet that this customer was less than calm. Usually ethnic women are quite loud and opinionated when confronted by figures of authority.
 
2012-09-16 04:24:41 PM

Queensowntalia: lohphat: FTFA: "It was in the early hours of December 18, 2010..."

Cue: oldnewsissoexciting.jpg

It got media attention when she filed the suit several days ago.

"Ms Garcia, who said she was escorted out to her car by the officer around 5am, filed her complaint for false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress against the store on September 9."


My guess is that Walmart tried to do some sort of arbitration/mediation about this, tried to screw her in that too, and she rejected the offer and is now taking it to court. That would explain the long delay between this incident and the lawsuit.
 
2012-09-16 04:25:54 PM

KingoftheCheese: The manager was just doing his job. As a customer service representative, he was exercising his right to refuse service to anyone. And I'm willing to bet that this customer was less than calm. Usually ethnic women are quite loud and opinionated when confronted by figures of authority.


You don't get much less "ethnic" to me, but I would be "quite loud and opinionated" if some moron ripped up a $100 bill I gave them without checking it out because they were sure it was counterfeit.

But that probably wouldn't happen to me, if you follow my drift here.
 
2012-09-16 04:26:57 PM

KingoftheCheese: The manager was just doing his job. As a customer service representative, he was exercising his right to refuse service to anyone. And I'm willing to bet that this customer was less than calm. Usually ethnic women are quite loud and opinionated when confronted by figures of authority.


Racist much?
 
2012-09-16 04:27:34 PM
"The fact that the two $100 bills carried the same serial number is purely coincidental"
 
2012-09-16 04:28:05 PM

KingoftheCheese: The manager was just doing his job. As a customer service representative, he was exercising his right to refuse service to anyone. And I'm willing to bet that this customer was less than calm. Usually ethnic women are quite loud and opinionated when confronted by figures of authority.


There's always one... as in 1/10.
 
2012-09-16 04:29:51 PM

Foreign Connasewer: KingoftheCheese: The manager was just doing his job. As a customer service representative, he was exercising his right to refuse service to anyone. And I'm willing to bet that this customer was less than calm. Usually ethnic women are quite loud and opinionated when confronted by figures of authority.

Racist much?


Not at all. I was just stating a fact.

I have a few ethnic friends and I enjoy their company from to time. I also enjoy Japanese food. You can't call me racist.
 
2012-09-16 04:30:41 PM
Always the low road... always.
 
2012-09-16 04:33:18 PM
You know how many times the idiot behind the register holds a bill up to the light and has no clue what they're looking for? It's a farking vertical strip with the amount of the bill written on it. It's so god damned easy, it should take no more than 2 seconds.
 
2012-09-16 04:34:20 PM

basemetal: ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't think Walmart has a single employee with a 3-digit IQ.

They do, but usually they graduate from college and leave.


That, it pays the bills while in school.
 
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