WILMINGTON, N.C. – A couple is warning others after they say a waitress forged a tip on their dinner bill.
Gerald Lester, his wife and his mother-in-law ate out at Blue Asia, a restaurant in Wilmington, North Carolina. When the bill came after dinner Saturday, the family decided the waitress’ service was so bad, she didn’t deserve a tip.
“I was speaking to my wife and my mother-in-law, and they were like, ‘I don’t think she deserves a tip.'” Lester told WECT.
But when he checked his bank account the next morning, he knew something wasn’t right.
“I went to ceck my back accound because I just felt like something was fishy about it,” Lester said. “Instead of the $67 which was holding, it now had a finalized payment for $80.”
When he returned to the restaurant to confront them about the charge, they presented a signed bill.
“And she says, ‘well here’s your receipt,’ and I looked at it, and as soon as I looked at it I knew it was forged, that it wasn’t mine,” Lester explained.
The couple says it’s not about the money; they want to make sure it doesn’t happen to anyone else.