Armless Man Irked Over Thumbprint Rule

By | September 2, 2009

Armless Man Irked Over Thumbprint Rule

A Florida man born without arms said a Tampa-area bank would not let him cash a check because he could not provide a thumbprint.

Steve Valdez didn’t have an account at a Bank of America location in downtown Tampa, where he tried to cash a check from his wife last week. However, Valdez has prosthetic arms and is unable to provide a thumbprint. He said he presented two forms of identification but was still denied.

Valdez said a bank manager told him that he could either come back to the bank with his wife or open an account himself.

A Bank of America representative said the bank has apologized to Valdez and should have offered alternative requirements if an individual is not able to give a thumbprint.

via Armless Man Irked Over Thumbprint Rule – Orlando News Story – WESH Orlando.

Make the most of it. None of us get to choose with what we are born.

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