Bowling Green, KY asked in Criminal Law, Banking and Civil Rights for Kentucky

Q: Went to store and they refused to cash check said can't until certain center and customer service was open..

I went back at that certain time the Mgr said they can cash and because my last name had 1 letter misspelled they refused to cash..I was told call customer service..I did which is actually the claims dept for that store...Claims said go.back to store and they can and will verify over phone..did that and they still refused to cash check..feels like discrimination

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Unfortunately, the store doesn’t have to cash your check at all. Cashing checks is a privilege only, not a right. Hence, their refusal to cash the check could be for any reason. Unless you can prove that the reason was in fact to discriminate, there is really no cause of action.

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