When you pay cash, meaning with currency, you can sometimes get a discount. But not at Wal-Mart. At Wal-Mart, they rip up cash.
Anyway, that is what one woman says happened. She bought some items at Wal-Mart. The person at the checkout counter knew someting was suspicious. This was currency. Paper money.
First, he tore up the bill.”It’s fake,” he said. Then he ran a scanning pen over it. The mark turned yellow. This indicted that it was not counterfeit. He demanded payment in real money.
Then he called his manager. The manager demanded payment. She handed him another hundred dollar bill. They repeated the procedure. Then they called the police.
She had to wait over two hours while the police rushed to the scene of the crime.
They said the bills were real. So, the manager tried to get her to take back the torn-up bills.
She is now suing Wal-Mart for $74,900. If she collects, people with $100 bills will head for Wal-Mart, hoping for a repeat performance.
What have we learned from all this? First, Wal-Mart needs to train its graveyard shift employees in recognizing fake currency. It is not good to tear up $100 bills.
Second, lawyers need money. Beware.