Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bank Of America Asks Armless Man For Thumbprint

This company has to be run by the government. I'm pretty sure there are some violations with the Americans with Disabilities Act here...but I'm not a lawyer.
A Florida man was unable to cash a Bank of America check because the bank required a thumbprint, and he had no arms.

WTSP has the story of Steve Valdez, who tried to cash a Bank of America check written by his wife to him. He took the check to a BoA branch, presented two forms of picture ID, and was prevented from cashing the check because he couldn't provide a thumbprint. The manager refused to accommodate Valdez, suggesting that he open an account if he wanted to cash the check.

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