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Taco Bell forces employees to distribute counterfeit $20 bills to customers

By 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.