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The New York State Attorney General’s office is investigating two famous New York City department stores for possibly violating state and local civil rights laws that prohibit “racial discrimination in places of public accommodation.” So reports the Daily News.

The investigations were inspired by reports that the stores—Barney’s and Macy’s—recently falsely accused black customers of credit card fraud. In the most widely publicized instance, a 19-year-old black male was stopped by undercover NYPD officers a block away from Barney’s after he legitimately purchased a $349 Ferragamo belt at the store using his debit card.

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