Taco Bell forces employees to distribute counterfeit $20 bills to customersBy Mason White 1:40 PM August 25, 2014
|Taco Bell store location illustration|
By: Aarav Sen
Taco Bell was slapped with a lawsuit after forcing several employees to distribute counterfeit $20 bills to customers in New York, the New York Post reported.
The mother of a 17-year-old girl filed the class action lawsuit, alleging that the teenager was forced to commit the criminal activity while working at the register of the restaurant.
The plaintiff is seeking $5 million in compensation.
The fake money was described as slightly smaller than a real $20 bill, adding that the bills were probably produced by a cheap laser printer and then placed in a dryer to make them look worn out.
No arrests have been made. The stores had a “no large bills policy,” but it was dropped in order to allow workers to distribute the fake currency.
After distributing the fake bills for two weeks, the woman walked into a police station to report the criminal activity.