A Texas woman says she was humiliated when Wal-Mart employees tore up two of her $100 bills, mistakenly believing those Benjamins were counterfeits.
No surprise: A lawsuit is pending.
Here's what happened, according to the complaint, which was obtained by Courthouse News Service and posted online.
Julia Garcia says she was in a Wal-Mart store in San Antonio in December 2010 doing some late-night holiday shopping. It was about 2 a.m. when she pulled up to the cashier and tried to pay for her holiday purchases in cash, with a $100 bill.
The cashier inspected the bill and declared it a "fake." "The cashier proceeded to rip the $100 bill in half without performing any counterfeit detection tests," according to the complaint.
Garcia insisted it was real and -- for an unknown reason that would seem to defy common sense -- pulled out a second $100 bill. That one was shredded too -- this time by a manager, who said that bill was also counterfeit, the complaint says.