Customers to fill out form if paying with $100 bill
A local restaurant chain is now asking customers to fill out a form before paying with a 100. They say that's because they are often on the losing end off counterfeit $100 bills.
Bob Bacon, owner Gregg's restaurants, said his four locations have received 5 fake $100 bills in the last three months. "When this happened once a year, it was kinda the cost of doing business," said Bacon.
This starts to happen as frequently as it has since December, then it becomes something you at least have to do something about," Bacon told NBC10 News.
The form asks for name, phone number, and drivers license number, which Bacon says is like what some places ask for from check users.
Bacon does not think his customers are the counterfeiters. He says, "We're not getting the information so we can call up and say, you owe us a hundred dollars. That's not it at all. It's not about restitution. It's about gathering information and being able to maybe create a paper trail that leads to some resolution on this and maybe finding the origin of it."
Bacon admits some customers have complained about the new policy. But he also adds the restaurants have not gotten any fake $100 bills since the policy was implemented 10 days ago.