BRIDGEWATER— After the story of a lesbian, ex-Marine waitress who claimed she was left an anti-gay note in place of a tip caught worldwide attention, she promised she'd donate the replacement "tips" she started receiving from supporters to the Wounded Warrior Project.
But the organization, which supports injured service members, couldn't verify it had yet received any donations from Dayna Morales, who has been off the schedule at Gallop Asian Bistro since a couple claimed the note was a fake, Patch reports.
A representative of the Wounded Warrior Project was unable to find any donations listed under Morales' name, the zip code for Bridgewater (where she worked) or the zip code for Bedminster (where she lives), according to the report. The donations could have been made from a different zip code or via a third party, the report notes.
Wounded Warrior Project representatives have not responded to repeated requests by NJ.com for comment.
A spokesman for the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office said he could not address whether the office was looking into the possibility those gifts were accepted under false pretenses.
Restaurant manager Byron Lapola said Morales remains off the work schedule, at least temporarily.http://www.nj.com/somerset/index.ssf/2013/12/gay_waitress_donations_marines_service_questioned_as_investigation_continues.html