Alex gives firm’s cash claim compensation to hospice

CASH BOOST . . . Alex (left) hands over his donation to St Andrew's Hospice fundraiser Bobby Mason.
CASH BOOST . . . Alex (left) hands over his donation to St Andrew's Hospice fundraiser Bobby Mason.

A NEW STEVENSTON man who was given £400 in counterfeit Euros by a cash exchange facility has been awarded compensation for the blunder - and immediately donated it to charity.

In last week’s Times & Speaker we exclusively revealed how Alex O’Hare had been given two ‘dud’ 200 Euro notes when he exchanged £400 at the Cheque Centre shop in Motherwell’s Muir Street.

The error came to light the next day when Alex called back into the shop on the off chance that he could change the notes for 50 Euro ones, the denomination he had orginally asked for but which weren’t available.

However even although a furious Alex inisted the shop had given him the false notes in the first place, staff refused to either replace them with genuine ones of give him his money back.

Alex contacted the Times & Speaker who got in touch with the Cheque Centre head office on his behalf and the firm agreed to refund his money and give him £100 in compensation for the inconvenience.

But kind-hearted Alex immediately donated the extra cash to St Andrew’s Hospice.

For the full story see May 23 edition of the Motherwell Times or Bellshill Speaker.