Waitress Caught Stealing Over $1,000 in Tips

A Florida waitress was caught adding to her own tips
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A Florida waitress thought no one would notice when she started inflating her own tips on credit card checks. 

A Florida waitress who figured nobody would notice if she added a dollar or two to her credit card tips was allegedly able to steal over $1,000 in a single month, before she was caught, fired, and arrested this week.

According to the New York Daily News, Florida waitress Victoria Lynn Bachman had been working at the Ozone Blue Grilling Company for just about a month, and in that time she reportedly managed to steal more than $1,075 by allegedly penciling in higher amounts on the tip lines of her credit card receipts.

Bachman allegedly increased her tips on 134 different checks during her time at the restaurant, and while she might have gotten away with adding a dollar or two, that averages out to about $8 per check, which definitely seems like enough that someone would notice at some point. That point came at the end of the month, when the credit card companies noticed the fraudulent charges and charged the refunds back to the restaurant.

Bachman was, of course, promptly fired and has been arrested for grand theft.   

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