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'No Tip' Server Lied About Having Cancer, Serving In Afghanistan, Say Friends

Posted by on Nov. 27, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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Dayna Morales talks to WABC 7
    

Right after a receipt and credit card statement suggested a NJ server's tale about bigoted customers was a hoax, a local newspaper from her hometown started digging into her past. And now the Journal News reportsthat Dayna Morales, "has a reputation for lying," according to former colleagues and friends.

People were rallying around Morales and sending her tips after she shared a photograph of a receipt she got back at her work, NJ restaurant Asian Gallop Bistro. The receipt showed no tip, with the note, "I'm sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and how you live your life." But then the family came forward saying that they actually did leave a tip, showing their copy of the receipt and a credit card statementthat suggested they were truthful.

According to the Journal News, Morales lied about having cancer, her military service and damage to her home during Hurricane Sandy:

[She told] co-workers she shaved her head because she had brain cancer and later telling them it was her friend who had brain cancer, her colleagues and friends said.

They said she also told co-workers at a day care center where she once worked that Superstorm Sandy severely damaged her home in Stony Point, and sent a boat into her living room. Concerned co-workers dropped by her home and found only minor damage to the carpet by her front door and no sign of a boat, they said...

Morales told people she was a former Marine who was sent to Afghanistan and that everyone in her platoon died in an explosion except her, [a co-worker and a friend] said. The explosion left her with back injuries that required surgery and a couple of months to recover, Larkin said Morales told her employer. But during her time off, Morales posted photos of herself on Facebook enjoying a trip to Florida with a girlfriend, they said.

Though a military spokesman confirmed Morales did serve in the Marines, he added, "There is no indication of combat service in Iraq or Afghanistan."

Ex-co-worker Julie Howat told the Journal News, "Every story she comes up with has a lie... Any tragedy that happened, she had to be a part of it. She needed sympathy and empathy." This time, Howat said, "It’s like she’s taking it to a whole other level. Now you’re lying to people to get their money. It’s not even for sympathy now."

When she was confronted by the family's claim that they did tip her, Morales said the handwriting on the receipt wasn't hers. But the Journal News spoke to an ex-girlfriend who said that it looked Morales' writing.

Morales is no longer responding to requests for comment, but the restaurant owners say they're investigating the allegation.

by on Nov. 27, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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jllcali
by Jane on Nov. 27, 2013 at 6:55 PM
I had not read anything that said she claimed to have been to Afghanistan, had cancer or damage to her home from Sandy. All that would have made me suspicious at the get go.
jessilin0113
by Platinum Member on Nov. 27, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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Wow, sounds pathological. 

romalove
by Roma on Nov. 27, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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She sounds mentally ill.

That's a shame.

DSamuels
by Gold Member on Nov. 27, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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Responded to the other post, glad to see it's here too. 

Era5182
by Member on Nov. 27, 2013 at 7:25 PM
How ridiculous can one person be. What a shame!!!
DSamuels
by Gold Member on Nov. 27, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Here's a 3 page article I found from a NJ paper

http://www.lohud.com/article/20131126/NEWS/311260034/

billsfan1104
by Jules on Nov. 27, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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For those of you that believed her without any proof and called the couple terrible names and then called people bigots because they didn't believe her and questioned her story, are you ever going to apologize?? Or are you going to continue to make excuses for her and call the couple a liar??
momtimesx4
by Gold Member on Nov. 27, 2013 at 8:20 PM

LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on Nov. 27, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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 Hmmm.  Shame on all those that bashed the family...assuming this woman was telling the truth without getting the whole story.  And there were PLENTY of you right here on cafemom.

 

VooDooB
by Platinum Member on Nov. 27, 2013 at 9:05 PM
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 No. Because now they will say she's "mentally Ill" or "needs help & sympathy" to excuse the lying. You know some people just cant bare to swallow humble pie.


Quoting billsfan1104:

For those of you that believed her without any proof and called the couple terrible names and then called people bigots because they didn't believe her and questioned her story, are you ever going to apologize?? Or are you going to continue to make excuses for her and call the couple a liar??


 

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