US: Restaurant sues customer who tipped $3,000 to a waitress for a $13 meal

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US restaurant sues man who disputed $3,000 tip to waitress for a $13 meal

A restaurant in the US is suing a man over an alleged scam after he left a $3,000 tip for their waitress but later on disputing the tip.

In June, the employees at Alfredo’s were astounded when a customer paid a bill of $13 and left a $3,000 tip for his waitress Mariana Lambert.

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Alfredo’s managers said they initially didn’t believe it was real until the credit card charge went through.

The customer, Eric Smith, told them he left the giant tip as part of a social media movement called Tips for Jesus.

According to the manager Zachary Jacobson, “A little over a month ago, we received something in the mail that Eric was disputing the charge for the tip that he left.

The managers attempted to contact Smith in the hopes that this was a misunderstanding. The business had already paid Lambert the money from the tip, and now the business is out $3,000.

“We thought somebody was actually trying to do a good thing. And then now we are, what, three months later? Not even, and there’s nothing. There’s nothing to show for it at this point,” Jacobson said.

According to Jacobson, they communicated with Smith through Facebook; however, he suddenly stopped answering messages since the conversation began.

The business is now taking legal action against Smith in court.

Jacobson hopes there is sufficient evidence to persuade the judge to rule in their favor. BKM/ Expat Media


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