A black waitress who received thousands of dollars in donations after she claimed she received a racist note and no tip from a patron last month fabricated the incident, the customer claims.
Kelly Carter, a waitress at Anita’s New Mexico Cafe in Ashburn, Va., claimed that a white man stiffed her on his $30.52 restaurant bill and wrote “Great service, don’t tip black people” at the bottom of his receipt.
But the note was forged, says Daniel Hebda, a lawyer for the customer.
Hebda said in a statement Friday that his client did leave Carter a small tip — one penny — because her service was poor, not because she is black.
The hoax was not well executed.
For one, the receipt she posted online was printed several hours after Anita’s New Mexico Cafe closed. The receipt also bore markings showing that it was a reprint of an original receipt.
Instead of taking responsibility for doing a poor job and striving to improve, Ms. Carter gets revenge on the customer, gets to bask in the sympathy and adoration all correctly thinking people feel for blacks claiming to be oppressed by racism, and even gets to rake in far more cash than she would get in any tip, even if she made some effort to excel at her job.
So she was exposed as a fraud — so what? It’s not as if she will have to give the money back. Naturally, the Loudon Country NAACP is standing behind her, so she is unlikely to lose her job for framing a customer. It isn’t easy to run a cafe when Al Sharpton types are siccing mobs of idiot thugs on you while screaming that you are racist.
On a tip from Steve A.