A Florida waitress was only on the job a month – but managed to scam patrons and the restaurant’s owners out of hundreds of dollars. She was arrested and faces a grand theft charge.
Police say the woman was scamming patron who left their tips on card. After patron would leave, Victoria Bachmann, 21, would take the receipt and write in her own tip numbers. The restaurant’s managers would then pay out her tips in cash.
All together, Bachmann made $1074.15 from the scam. More than 134 receipts were considered to be fraudulent.
Azona Blue Grilling Company’s owners noticed the problem when they tried to charge the credit card companies, only to find that patrons had reported fraudulent activity.
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“After receiving the bill for their food, the patrons would write in the tip amount they wanted to give to the Defendant,” stated an affidavit obtained by WTSP and reported by Daily Mail. “The patrons who were victimized paid their bills using credit/debit cards, not in cash. The Defendant then would place a higher tip amount into the computer against the patron’s credit/debit card without the patrons’ knowledge.”
Bachmann was fired from her job on April 10, just a month after being hired March 11.
She was arrested May 5 and faces a charge of grand theft. Police released her on a bond of $2,000, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office.
Bachmann made no comment on the charge, and according to media reports, she could not be contacted.