- The Washington Times - Friday, December 6, 2013

A former Marine and waitress said that any donations she received after a customer allegedly left an anti-gay screed in lieu of a tip would go to the Wounded Warrior Project — but the organization has not been able to verify that she made good on her vow.

As of Wednesday, Wounded Warrior Project, which aids veterans injured during service, was unable to find any evidence of a donation from Dayna Morales after searching by last name, zip code, nearby towns and possible third parties, a representative for the organization said, according to Patch.com.

Shortly after Miss Morales’ story went viral, details emerged that damaged her credibility. A family that recognized the receipt on the nightly news came forward with a credit card statement and their copy of the receipt, which showed a tip was given.

Former co-workers of the former Marine came forward and said she was a habitual liar, and NBC reported that she was given a dishonorable discharge from military service.

The restaurant where she works has removed her from the schedule pending an internal probe.

“We’re still waiting for the owners to finish their investigation,” manager Byron Lapola told NJ.com. “It’s pretty complex, so until then we’re restraining comment.”

Miss Morales served in the U.S. Marines Corps Reserve from July 2009 through May 2013 in Newburgh, N.Y., as an administrative specialist, according to Yvonne Carlock, deputy public affairs officer for manpower and reserve affairs, NJ.com reported.



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