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71-Year-Old Lizzie Pugh Sues Bank For Refusing To Cash Her Casino Jackpot Earnings — 'She Told Me That The Check Was Fraudulent'

After winning a casino jackpot and not being able to cash in at the bank, one Michigan woman is now suing. Lizzie Pugh won the jackpot at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort located in Mt. Pleasant, MI, on April 9, The Detroit Free Press reports. When she took the check to a Fifth Third Bank in Livonia, MI, two days later, she was shocked when employees not only refused to cash in her earnings but cited the check as “fraudulent” and refused to give it back. “She left the room. She came back and she told me that the check was fraudulent, and she could not give it back to me,” Pugh said, according to The Detroit Free Press. “I’m like, ‘Why? It’s not fraudulent.’ “

Sep 7, 2022