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Walmart fires 84-year-old employee because she found $1 bill on the ground and put it in her pocket

By Mason White 5:23 PM October 22, 2017
Walmart supercenter (illustration)
Walmart supercenter (illustration)
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) An elderly woman in Texas was shocked when a Walmart manager fired her from a position in the company.

84-year-old Frankie Ruffino of Burton worked at Walmart for 10 years.

At first, she worked as a greeter, but when her health declined, she was hired as a phone operator.

Her long career at Walmart came to an end over a $1 bill.

On Tuesday evening, as Ruffino was leaving the Walmart store in Brenham, she spotted a $1 bill lying on the ground in one of the aisles.

Ruffino picked up the $1 bill and put it on her walker.

She went to her car and drove home.

The next morning, Ruffino was called into the manager’s office.

The manager asked her whether she found money in the store.

Ruffino pulled out the $1 bill from her purse and handed it over.

The manager was not satisfied at all.

He told Ruffino that she must hand over her badge and uniform because she was fired over her integrity.

Ruffino said that it is very difficult without a job because she has to pay for medication and oxygen.

She is also devastated that at her age, her integrity is being questioned.