Leann Ward claims she was handed the fake bill when she asked for $100 cash back on a purchase using a state benefits card, Business Insider noted.
Ward didn’t know the bill was counterfeit until she attempted to use it at another store, where the clerk checked it with a special marker.
Wal-Mart declined to issue her a real $100 bill when she returned to the store, claiming that they couldn’t do so after she’d left the store.
Consumer advocates noted that the people who received fake currency often have little recourse.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Wal-Mart is testing a mobile checkout system at certain stores in Arkansas. The system lets customers scan their items with their smartphones and then pay at a kiosk without scanning again.