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Prosecutors charge Langley waitress

A 23-year-old waitress at a popular Langley pub is accused of forging customer receipts to give herself bigger tips, according to court document.

Prosecutors charged Jessica R. Engebretson in Island County Superior Court July 3 with four counts of felony forgery. She could face from two to six months in jail if convicted.

The owner of Mo’s Pub and Eatery reported to Langley police on May 25 that a waitress had been altering customer credit card receipts.

Langley police officer David Marks spoke with Engebretson, the waitress, and she allegedly admitted to altering 67 receipts over a three-month period, the police report states.

“I altered these tips to get more money,” Engebretson allegedly said, according to Marks’ report.

 

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