New Jersey diners should be on the lookout for a young man posing as a waiter who shows up at a table to collect payment then never returns with the change. Here’s the story from the Associated Press:
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Police say a man posing as a waiter collected $186 in cash from diners at two restaurants in New Jersey and walked out with the money in his pocket.Diners described the bogus waiter as a spikey-haired 20-something wearing a dark blue or black button-down shirt, yellow tie and khaki pants.
Police say he approached two women dining at Hobson’s Choice in Hoboken, N.J. around 7:20 p.m. on Thursday. He asked if they needed anything else before paying. They said no and handed him $90 in cash.About two hours later he approached three women dining at Margherita’s Pizza and Cafe. He asked if they were ready to pay, took $96 and never returned with their change.
I know that turnover is high in restaurants, and it’s difficult to keep track of new employees, but don’t you think a manager might have noticed this kid working the dining room? Maybe he was such a good server that no one wanted to complain.