A Florida man is a bit hacked off with the Bank of America after it refused to cash a cheque made out to his missus unless he provided a thumbprint - a slight impediment to the transaction, because he has no arms.
Steve Valdez, 54, explained to the Today show yesterday that he went to his wife’s branch, but “teller and branch manager refused to cash the cheque because he didn’t have an account there and he couldn’t give them a thumbprint to confirm his identity”.
Despite Valdez presenting two forms of photo identification, the bank was having none of it. The teller explained that “if he wanted to cash the cheque, either his wife could come in to cash the cheque or he could open an account”.
Marvellously, while Valdez couldn’t cash the cheque using the two forms of ID, they were sufficient to open said new account, something he declined to do.