• Waitress accused of stealing tips from credit cards


    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - A Seminole County waitress is facing felony charges after she was caught stealing tips from credit cards in a scheme that police said lasted nearly a year.

    Latifah Maasarani worked at the Buffalo Wild Wings on State Road 436 in Casselberry.

    Police said she admitted to stealing money from the restaurant by altering customer receipts on a daily basis.

    After swiping a credit card and without the customer knowing she would add a 10 percent discount to the check, police said. Then when it was all done, she would pocket the tip plus the difference, according to police.

    After a year, her boss finally caught on and called police on Wednesday. Maasarani was fired on the spot.

    "We have a zero tolerance policy for it," said Alan Byrd, a spokesperson for Buffalo Wild Wings.

    Maasarani was arrested at the restaurant on Wednesday. She's facing felony fraud and theft charges.

    Police said in all, she stole at least $500 from the restaurant.

    "She got caught because she got greedy. It's one of those things," said customer Jose Gonzales.

    WFTV tried to talk to Maasarani on Thursday, but she wasn't home.

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