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LOCAL FEELS: NYC Waiter Finds And Returns $424,000 Check

May 13, 2019 | Dave Moore

Local Feels

Always tip your waiter! Armando Markaj has been a waiter at Patsy's Pizzeria in East Harlem for the past nine years. He loves his job, but the other day a customer was a little rude to him and then refused to tip him. When the customer left, Armando noticed she had left behind an envelope – inside was a cashier’s check for about $424,000!! He brought the check to the manager and they waited a couple days to see if she would come back. When she didn’t they tracked her down and it turned out the check was proceeds from her apartment sale and was using that money to be able to buy a new home. Of course she was overwhelmed when the check was returned.

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Dave Kristen

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