Wal-Mart apologizes to black man for bad check accusation
Posted: Friday, December 2, 2005
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
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TAMPA, Florida (AP) - Wal-Mart has apologized to a black man who was accused of trying to pass a bad check as he was buying thousands of dollars in holiday gift cards to distribute to his company's employees.
Employees of a Wal-Mart Supercenter called deputies last week to apprehend Reginald Pitts after he handed over a $13,600 (?11,627) check to pay for 520 gift cards that were to be given to employees at GAF Materials Corp., a roofing materials manufacturer where Pitts is a human resources manager.
The company, which had $1.6 billion (?1.37 billion) in revenue last year, had been spending about $50,000 (?42,746) a year on Wal-Mart gift cards and never had a problem when it sent a white employee to pick them up.
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