Target ordered to pay woman $3.1 million
On separate visits to the discount store, Rita Cantrell tried to use bills printed before they were redesigned, according to a report in GreenvilleOnline.com. Thinking the money was counterfeit, a store employee e-mailed Cantrell's picture to dozens of local businesses and law enforcement agencies warning them that she was a shoplifter and had attempted to pass bogus bills. One of the companies that received the e-mail ... was Cantrell's employer.
The U.S. Secret Service questioned Cantrell while she was at work at a Belk department store in Greenville, where she was employed in the store's loss-prevention department.
Agents reviewed the bill -- which was an older, 1974 series $100 bill -- and determined she had done nothing wrong, according to the complaint. Target denied wrongdoing and said the e-mail communication was "made in good faith."