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    Full-On Fraud Fail

    | OK, USA | Criminal/Illegal, Top

    Customer: “I need to cash my paycheck, please.”

    Me: “Okay, may I see your ID?”

    Customer: “Sure!”

    Me: “Sir, this check hasn’t been signed.”

    Customer: “What? Oh, I see. Hang on a second.”

    (The customer signs the check in front of me with great flourish and hands it back.)

    Me: “You know I can’t cash this for you, right?”

    Customer: “Why not?  It’s signed!”

    Me: “Sir, this is a check from [employer]. We cash about half of their payroll checks every pay period. One, it’s not their payday. Two, this isn’t their logo. Three, this isn’t their bank. Four, you just forged a signature in front of me, on camera.”

    Customer: “It’s a good check!”

    Me: “Well, I’m sure the officer standing in line behind you would love to hear all about it. Did I also mention that we cash payroll checks from the city, too?”