Report: Waitress Returns Donations As Questions Surface About Viral Receipt
BRIDGEWATER, N.J.(CBSNewYork) — A woman who worked as a waitress at a Bridgewater, N.J. restaurant was left looking for a new job on Saturday, according to a published report.
Dayna Morales, 22, had been working at Gallop Asian Bistro but left her position after questions surfaced about a customer receipt that went viral.
Morales claimed that the receipt didn’t contain a tip but did come with a note that said she wouldn’t be receiving any gratuity because of her “lifestyle”.
A viral image of the receipt shows a note scrawled on the tiny piece of paper which read:
“I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle.”
Morales alleged that a couple she served had refused to tip her because she was gay, The New York Post reported.
Her story was called into question when the diners provided receipts that apparently showed an $18 tip.
Morales’ story caused supporters around the world to donate a total of at least $3,000 to a Pay-Pal account, The Post reported. Morales claimed that she was planning to donate some of that money to the Wounded Warrior Project, but has since began to return the funds to the original donors.
Acquaintances of Morales told The Post that she has a history of exaggerating.
A post on the Facebook page for Gallop Asian Bistro said that the results of their investigation into the matter have been inconclusive but that Morales and restaurant management mutually agreed to end her employment.
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