Making things right: Waitress returns stolen cash

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TUCSON, Ariz. (KVOA/NBC News) – A remorseful waitress is hoping to right a wrong she committed in the 1990s.

The owners of Tucson, Arizona’s El Charro restaurant chain recently received a letter, along with $1,000 in cash.

The note reads in part: “I worked for you as a waitress very briefly back in the 1990s, while a student at U of A. One of the waiters I worked with had encouraged me to ‘forget’ to ring in a few drinks a shift and pocket the cash. And for some stupid reason, I did it. I grew up in the church, I knew better. I hadn’t stolen a dime before then, nor have I since.” 

“Some of my managers read the letter and they actually had tears in their eyes because they know that there’s very long days and food has a very little profit margin on it,” owner Carlotta Flores said.

Flores said the note was just what she needed after having a tough week.

“I had my purse stolen and this sort of renewed the faith that we had a lot of good people out there,” Flores said.

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