Macy’s Staff Taunts Hijab-Wearing Shopper Falsely Accused of Theft: Suit

Posted on June 30, 2016

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Maya Rajamani, dnainfo

“GARMENT DISTRICT — A woman wearing a hijab was falsely detained by Macy’s staff who suspected her of shoplifting, mocked for wearing the traditional Muslim veil and forced to fork over $500 for the alleged crime, a lawsuit charges.

The latest allegations in a suit that accuses Macy’s of targeting and imprisoning minority customers at their stores while extorting them for cash come as a judge ordered the retail giant this week to stop the practice of fining accused shoplifters while they are detained at its stores.
Samya Moftah, 53, an Egyptian-American Upper West Side resident, went to Macy’s Herald Square to exchange a few shirts for different sizes in July 2015, the suit says.”
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