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Manhattan Taco Bells Accused of Circulating Counterfeits

The mom of an underage Taco Bell employee is filing a $5 million class action suit against the owners of two Manhattan outposts for reportedly making her daughter give customers change in fake $20's, reports the Post. The girl was first pushed into the scheme when management accused her of accepting fake bills (which they apparently manufactured themselves) as payment from customers.

She then was forced to pass the buck back to customers and keep the scheme going, or else pay out of her own pocket. When she refused to continue the scheme, supervisors threatened to have her arrested. This turns out not to have been the wisest move, however, since the girl then went to the cops herself, armed with one of the fake bills and a taped conversation. The franchise owners in question have declined to comment on the situtation.
· Taco Bell Forced Workers to Give Out Bogus Money: Suit [NYP]
· All Coverage of Taco Bell [~ENY~]
[A Manhattan Taco Bell Foursquare]

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