A TikToker is claiming that she was racially profiled by Citibank.
The TikToker — who goes by the username of Baby Storme — shared tearfully in a viral TikTok post that she attempted to deposit a check from her father at Citibank to go toward her rent in Los Angeles, CA. The user was serviced by an undisclosed bank teller who allegedly confiscated her check and stated the bank could not verify it.
“So tell me why I literally never experienced what I just experienced. I’m not the kind of person to come on here crying,” Storme said on TikTok. “My dad sent me a check to pay off my rent for the next year and that’s it, and I go into Citibank to cash the check so I can pay my rent and they confiscate my check and refuse to give it back.”
Baby Storme requested for her check to be returned and had plans to deposit the funds at another banking institution. The bank teller continued to deny her request. After further questioning, Baby Storme accused the bank teller of racial profiling.
“Do you confiscate everyone’s checks who comes in here that you can’t verify?” Storme asked in the video, in which the bank teller responded, “No.”
The teller can also be heard telling the TikTok user to delete the recordings.
Baby Storme Plans To Sue Citibank
While things reportedly escalated, Baby Storme was, fortunately, able to keep her footage and says she has plans to sue the banking giant.
“Yes I am going to sue, 100 percent. I live in Los Angeles. I don’t really know anything about suing but I’m spending all of today just researching lawyers and getting on that asap,” Baby Storme said in a follow-up video on TikTok.