My Name is Maria Cristina Boza Pardo, I am a citizen of Peru, and enrolled for a pottery workshop at Reitz Ranch, Clarkdale, Arizona for this January 2018. I was unable to attend, and the owner, Sheryl Leigh-Davault, sent me a refund check for US$225, since I would visit Phoenix, and was going to be able to cash it.
The check is from her personal account at One AZ Credit Union, and so, I went into their offices at 16600 North Scottsdale Road, on friday 26th of January, 2018. I spoke to Mr Mitch Langston, and he took the check and my passport and started looking at his PC. A few minutes later, he called the assistant branch Manager, Ms Barbara Liford-Magyar, and she told me that they would not cash my check, because I did not have United States of America passport. I told her I did not understand, the check was/is under my name, and I had produced valid ID. She remain firm, and said that If I did not have an American passport, they would not cash my check. I told her that her behaviour was discriminating.
I am currently back in Peru. Please let me know if you can help, and what Should I do?
This is not a criminal matter but more closely associated with a discrimination issue. You probably can deposit the check in a bank in Peru. I will transfer this request to a more appropriate catagory.
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