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Subject:  Re: Fraud? Date:  11/17/1999  11:31 AM
Author:  TMFPokey Number:  19988 of 308557

Hi,

I'm not positive but it sounds like fraud to me. If you manually changed the total to be charged to your account and signed that altered receipt, they had no right to charge you for any more. Either your waitperson made an honest mistake or they got greedy.

FYI, it is NOT the restaraunt's right or waitperson's right to add in your gratuity. You can always request to have it left off your bill. No restaurant can insist that it be added. It is done because it is difficult to wait on that many people at once and a waitperson must sacrifice waiting on other tables while waiting on a large party.

Take this up with the manager of the restaurant and if they are not accommodating, dispute the charge with your cc company.
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