Waitress Facing Felony Charge For Alleged Theft Of Tips
When a person has been charged with felony grand theft in Florida, they have the right to move forward into a trial and vigorously fight the charges that have been filed against them.
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Waitress facing felony charge for alleged theft of tips

On behalf of The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A.

When a person is accused of theft, it can have a very damaging effect on one’s personal and professional life. If convicted, it can truly hinder one’s ability to have a successful future. This is because people are unsure of whether they can entrust a convicted felon with their trust, and employers are far less likely to hire individuals who have been convicted of a crime, especially something like felony theft.

A young adult waitress in Florida has recently been accused and charged with grand theft, which is a felony charge. Reportedly, she changed the tip amount on more than 130 bills from the restaurant where she worked. She allegedly was able to take home over $1,000 more in tips over the course of one month.

This was apparently only done with customers who paid their bills with credit cards. She would then input a higher amount on the computer so that she would receive a higher cash tip at the end of her shift from her managers. The alleged scheme was discovered when the restaurant attempted to recover payment from various credit card companies.

When a person has been charged with felony grand theft in Florida, he or she has the right to move forward into a trial and vigorously fight the charges that have been filed against him or her. There may be the opportunity to take advantage of a plea bargain to get the charges dropped, lesser charges or lesser penalties. The most important thing is that one should move forward ensuring his or her rights are fully protected.

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