When a New Mexico woman declined to leave a tip for a server at a restaurant, the waitress allegedly took matters into her own hands (video below).
The patron, who wanted to remain anonymous, said she noticed an unusual change in her Outback Steakhouse bill, reports KOB 4.
"I put a zero in the tip and I wrote the total in, signed my name and we left," she told KOB. "When I looked at the Outback, it said $90."
The customer’s bill at the Farmington, New Mexico, eatery was $81.08.
Sophia Cumpton, 19, was the server accused of credit card fraud over the $8.92 tip added to the bill.
"It’s kind of scary because who else did they do this to?" the woman said. "I wonder how many other people have been stolen from and don't even know."
The restaurant manager reportedly fired Cumpton after the incident. But the woman said she will never go back to that Outback Steakhouse again. She also advised diners to compare receipt and bank charges, or pay in cash to avoid fraud.
Cumpton wrote on Facebook that the customer is on a "rant to ruin [her] life," according to Fusion. She added that she'd already been to court, and the charges were dismissed.
"This stuff has been done and over with for like a week and she wants to come up now after [everything's] done just to get her little 15 minutes of fame but she won’t [e]ven show her face or release her name rather just ruin mine because she knows she’s in the wrong,” Cumpton wrote, Fusion reported.
Some restaurants have done away with tipping altogether. Back in November 2015, Joe’s Crab Shack announced they were testing a no-tipping policy at 18 of its locations around the country, reports Los Angeles Times. They made up for it by increasing the cost to diners by "less than the average 20% tip."
However, by May, Joe's Crab Shack had returned tipping to all but four of the 18 restaurants.