You are under arrest!
Certainly a new one today!
Police came by the restaurant to investigate. A very upset customer had called to report fraud at Geppetto’s. He claimed he was overcharged.
We listened and dug in to the matter. The man was indeed charged the correct amount. I didn’t know banks may approve credit card amounts a certain percentage over actual purchase price... just in case the buyer wishes to add gratuity. This particular customer did not tip. The overage was, in fact, the bank’s doing.
I confirmed with our merchant services company that said customer was only charged the actual amount due. Then I called the customer. The angry accuser replied with a doubting tone... “Well... if that is in fact true... then I guess I owe you an apology.”
Whatever... but please don’t waste law enforcement’s time with an issue you could have simply resolved with with your credit card company or stimulus card bank.