Bank refuses to cash casino check, black woman sues


Michigan: Bank wouldn’t cash casino check, black woman sues

  • A 71-year-old woman has won a five-figure slot machine jackpot during a church outing at a casino.
  • Employees of a Michigan bank said his check was fraudulent.
  • “I was just terrified,” Lizzie Pugh said.

At 71, Lizzie Pugh thought her days of Jim Crow and being bullied to be the only black child in school in 1960s Alabama were far behind her – until she finds himself in a bank with a big check in his hand.

The Detroit public school retiree had won a five-figure slot machine jackpot during a church outing at a casino and went to the bank to deposit it.

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