My name is Angie Hall and I visited the Dollar General store in Marlowe, AL ON 8/22/14 around 5:00 p.m. I purchased a little more than $50.00 worth of supplies.i wrote a check and it did not go through.
The cashier tried running the check through three times, then called up the manager. I assured the manager that the funds were there, over $3200.00. She proceeded to say evidently not, the check did not go through. I told her this was not so and she should have run the check again.
With a very ugly tone, she said "if the money is not there, the money is not there, looked at another customer, rolled her eyes as to dismiss me and turned away from me. I felt humiliated! The store was full; one of my former students were in the store. I discussed this event with several of my neighbors when I got home and they said they were discriminated in the same way.
Yes, I was DEFINITELY discriminated against. Not once did the manager suggest it could have been a malfunction in the machine/check reader. My bank can and will validate that this account had over 3000.00 in it during this transaction. Yes, I am a proud black woman who is held in high regards in the community.
I have been a teacher and now a principal, so I do care what people think of me. I am truly outraged by what happened to me this afternoon; no one should be treated like this even if funds were not there. However, there were funds in my account. I know the meaning of discrimination and I witnessed it towards me this afternoon.
I have never sued anyone in my life but my lawyer and the NAACP will be notified of this humiliating act against me tomorrow if action is not taken; this was not called for. Shame on Dollar Grneral for hiring ignorant people like this. Again, no one should be treated in such a manner. This type of behavior should not be tolerated in any business.
Time went backwards for the Dollar General Corporation today. My phone number is 251 370-4594, 251 989-7513 or 251 928-2573.
Thank you for addressing this matter. Respectfully, Angie Hall
Product or Service Mentioned: Dollar General Corporation Cashier.