A US man is suing a bank in Detroit after employees called the police when he tried to deposit cheques at their branch.
Sauntore Thomas had attempted to put in money he had won after settling a racial discrimination lawsuit against his former employer.
But the bank allegedly said they would have to verify the cheques. As Mr Thomas waited, the police arrived.
TCF bank has since apologised to Mr Thomas…
The bank said they could not validate Mr Thomas’s cheques and said they take extra precautions when large sums of money are involved.
But Mr Thomas, a US Air Force veteran, is now prosecuting the bank. “They discriminated against me because I’m black. None of this would have happened if I were white,” he told the Free Press.
He called his lawyer who provided them with proof of the settlement…they still wouldn’t accept his deposit…and called the cops.