The cashier inspected the $100 bill, showed it to another cashier, and told Garcia the $100 bill was “fake.” Garcia claims the cashier ripped up the bill in front of her without performing any counterfeit tests. She also maintains that the metallic strip in the bill was “clearly visible.”
After tearing the bill, the cashier tested it by using a counterfeit detection pen. The pen left a yellow mark on the bill, indicating that it was actually real. However, the cashier told Garcia that the store was keeping the money.
Garcia asked to see a manager about being refunded. A Walmart employee identified in a court petition as “Russell” responded to Garcia’s request.
Russell agreed with the cashier’s conclusion and told Garcia that she had to wait for police. When Garcia took out the second $100 bill in an attempt to prove the money was valid, Russell took the bill, told her it was counterfeit and also ripped it in half. When San Antonio Police arrived to the store, they tested the money and confirmed the bills were real. She declined to receive the ripped bill back and police advised Walmart employees to replace them with new ones.