TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man born without arms says a Tampa
bank would not let him cash a check because he couldn't provide a
Steve Valdez didn't have an account at a Bank of America location
in downtown Tampa, where he tried to cash a check from his wife
last week. However, Valdez has prosthetic arms and is unable to
provide a thumbprint. He says he presented two forms of
identification but was still denied.
He says a bank manager told him he could either come back to the
bank with his wife or open an account himself.
Bank of America spokeswoman Nicole Nastacie says the bank has
apologized to Valdez. Nastacie says the bank should have "offered
alternative requirements if an individual is not able to give a