A month ago, waitress Dayna Morales jumped into the public eye after she stood up to a bigoted customer who denied her a tip because she is gay. She received an outpouring of tips from supporters around the country, and promised to donate them to the Wounded Warriors Project. Then it came out that she lied about the incident and lots of other things, and hadn't donated anything to Wounded Warriors. NBC reports that finally, some of those donations have been refunded.
At least three people who sent money to a PayPal account set up in Morales' name say their electronic donations were refunded this week. Brittney Stilgenbauer of Tuscon, Ariz, who encouraged Morales via Facebook to make the PayPal account, told them, "I felt awful for her, and I thought it would be great if people could come together and donate a dollar each and make up for her tip that she lost." More people chimed in on Facebook that they received refunds as well.
However, at least one man who mailed cash to Morales at the restaurant said he has not gotten the money back. Stilgenbauer hopes Morales will "return all the funds," adding "hopefully her heart was in the right place and she's sorry." Morales has been suspended from her job at Gallop Asian Bistro as they continue to investigate.