This fast food scam caught my attention not because of its similarity to extortion scams like the 'Wendy's chili finger' incident, but because the suspect wasn't out for money, just free food....apparently a lot of it. The alleged scammer weighs 500 pounds.
George Jolicoeur, 33, was arrested yesterday in Siminole County, Florida on "suspicion of scamming fast-food restaurants out of large amounts of milk shakes and tacos," according to WKMG-TV. Evidently, Jolicoeur would call or visit restaurants posing as a police officer or firefighter and ask for a refund saying there was hair in his food.
One of my jobs is in the food industry, and it is way too common for folks to try to get "free food." I remember a customer who said she found an artificial nail in her food. The manager checked every single employee, and not a one of us were wearing fake orange fingernails! This guy sounds like he was making it his career!
i run a food court store. people try so hard to scam us. now they say they bought a plate days ago and were either charged twice to their card, or too much. of course they don't have their receipt. also, people come up days later and say they didn't like their food from 3 days ago. most of the time they want the cash or they want a free meal but they usually don't get it. you can't can't do anything with out a receipt.
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