David Kirkpatrick

October 2, 2009

Nice job BoA

Filed under: Business, et.al. — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 12:16 pm

You’ve received a massive amount of public money to stay in business. The general public isn’t too pleased with the entire process.

And then one of your branches goes out and does this:

A bank in Florida refused to cash a check for an armless man because he could not provide a thumbprint.

“They looked at my prosthetic hands and the teller said, ‘Well, obviously you can’t give us a thumbprint’,” Steve Valdez told CNN on Wednesday.

But he said the Bank of America Corp branch in downtown Tampa, Florida, still insisted on a thumbprint identification for him to cash a check drawn on his wife’s account at the bank, even though he showed them two photo IDs.

In the incident last week, a bank supervisor told Valdez he could only cash the check without a thumbprint if he brought his wife in with him or he opened an account with them.

Of course, since that branch didn’t have anyone with a brain in a position to override the policy, the bank might be in a bit of hot water:

Valdez said his treatment by the bank violated the U.S. Americans with Disability Act requiring institutions to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled persons.

1 Comment »

  1. i know an old gal
    they completely screwed over
    she’s going public!

    Blows my mind. Seriously. Thank You for posting. Sigh.

    Peace All.

    Comment by blissbait — October 2, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

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