Bank does not want to cash casino check, black woman files lawsuit

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Michigan: Bank won’t cash casino check, black woman files lawsuit

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

At 71, Lizzie Pugh thought the days of Jim Crow and being bullied for being the only black kid in school in 1960s Alabama were far behind her — until she ended up in a bank with a fat check in her pocket. hand.

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

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