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Discredited Waitress' Wounded Warrior Donation Can't Be Verified

Dayna Morales said she planned to donate the money she received after claiming she was stiffed on a tip for being gay, which the customers have since denied.

After claiming to have been shortchanged on a tip, Dayna Morales said she would donate contributions received to the Wounded Warrior Project. Credit: John Patten
After claiming to have been shortchanged on a tip, Dayna Morales said she would donate contributions received to the Wounded Warrior Project. Credit: John Patten
In the days following Dayna Morales' claim that she'd been stiffed on a tip by diners at the Gallop Asian Bistro because she is gay, she said hundreds of supporters had stopped by or sent money to her—funds she vowed to donate to the Wounded Warrior Project

The ex-Marine, reportedly dishonorable discharged after failing to show up for drills, told NJ.com on Nov. 18 that she wouldn't be keeping any of the money, saying she planned to send it to the Wounded Warrior Project.

But as of Wednesday, the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit that supports veterans returning from overseas duty, could not confirm Morales had made any donations.  

A Wounded Warrior representative checking for donations by her name and the ZIP codes for Bridgewater, where the restaurant is located, and Bedminster, where Morales said she lives, was unable to find any matching donations. 

The donations may have been made from a different ZIP code, or by a third-party, the representative said.

Morales could not be reached for comment.

After a family disputed Morales' claim, she has been suspended by the restaurant, which is investigating the incident.

Friends and former co-workers in New York said Morales has a history of lying, claiming Hurricane Sandy severely damaged her home and sent a boat into her living room, according to The Journal News. However, the home only suffered minor damage, the article reported.

Morales also claimed to have been deployed in Afghanistan where her entire platoon was killed except her, according to the article. However, a spokesman for the Marines told The Journal News Morales was deployed to Romania and there is no record of her being in Afghanistan, the article said.
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk December 04, 2013 at 08:36 PM
Anyone ever consider that she was never supposed to remove the receipt from the restaurant, scan it and put the private transaction on the public internet? That would be like me taking an invoice from a sale to a customer from my company, scanning it and showing the public that someone bought something from my company? Does anyone have an issue with the privacy of the customer? Did anyone even think about that? No it was all about the poor little gay, vet, hispanic girl that got her feelings hurt. i say this woman broke many laws one of them was the customers right to privacy buy advertising a private financial transaction on a public forum without the restaurants or the owners permission. Lawyers, "molon labe"
BucaBuddy99 December 05, 2013 at 10:20 AM
How about all readers of "events" like this stop judging immediately following, then after new insights come to light or future events and we all focus on what matters: Family, the holidays and making our lives the best they can be for those we love and those less fortunate. Moving on....
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk December 05, 2013 at 11:15 AM
This is the new Media for you, they don't let the facts get in the way of a good fable. I hate "journalists" more than I hate progressive liberal commies
BucaBuddy99 December 05, 2013 at 12:01 PM
@ I plead... While I agree with you, my comment was directed as much to those who jump to conclusions in their comments for these sensationalized events as to those who pretend to "report" them. Happy holidays and let's focus on what matters. Moving on....
Brian Downer December 05, 2013 at 04:44 PM
For me as I see it , she is just the person that this simple minded and short sighted society deserves !
Lani Diemicke December 05, 2013 at 06:36 PM
editor needs to be edited - founds vs funds??? *sigh*
Keenan Eugene Lee December 06, 2013 at 01:52 AM
It's a shame that this dishonorable Marine is still affecting the military image. Her persistent lying is attention seeking which may stem from self-esteem issues. Hopefully she'll receive counseling so all this is placed behind her.
Nancy Law December 06, 2013 at 10:16 AM
BucaBuddy99 December 05, 2013 at 10:20 AM "How about all readers of "events" like this stop judging immediately following, then after new insights come to light or future events and we all focus on what matters: Family, the holidays and making our lives the best they can be for those we love and those less fortunate. Moving on...." BucaBuddy99 , The ONLY reason this woman made the news is because she is a lesbian. Now that it turns out she is a chronic liar as well, this also needs to be addressed. This lesbian betrayed good hearted people who gave her THOUSANDS of dollars simply because she is a lesbian. Now it turns out she NEVER gave any of the THOUSANDS of dollars to the Wounded Warrior Project, wrote the homo slur on the receipt and you want to just "move on"? This lesbian just committed a CRIME. She needs to RETURN all the THOUSANDS of dollars she received to those that gave it to her and brace herself for a defamation/slander lawsuit and CHARGES need to be filed for FRAUDING people. Simply because you are a lesbian doesn't mean you are ABOVE the LAW, push ANTI Christian bigotry and be given a pass for being a habitual liar simply because you are a lesbian. This woman has severe mental health issues. Perhaps she will finally get the help she desperately needs. She needs Obamacare!
Nancy Law December 06, 2013 at 10:17 AM
Keenan Eugene Lee, Yes... hopefully she will finally get the MENTAL HEALTH help she needs. Clearly this woman has huge issues.
Nancy Law December 06, 2013 at 10:20 AM
BucaBuddy99, What matters to me is TRUTH and being being held accountable for what they do. We see too little of this. Simply because she is a lesbian doesn't mean we should wink at this and move on. I too am concerned about the PRIVACY issue here with the customer. Another poster commented on that. It is a legitimate concern. No one wants their RECEIPTS posted on a "gay" new site or any where else. Now is a golden opportunity to get her MENTAL HEALTH HELP.
Nancy Law December 06, 2013 at 10:37 AM
Will Dayna Morales be apologizing to the Christian community any time soon for LYING and Christian bigotry? I am so tired of ones sided news.
Bill Iowa December 06, 2013 at 10:58 AM
A Vassar's Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) member was found to be the culprit behind a spate of hate messages left on campus, which BRIT was investigating. Then the story about the UCLA students claiming racism by a professor for simply correcting the grammar on their papers was quite a hoot. Now another fraudulent claim of discrimination from those desperately seeking to be "Victims." Some people have a pathological addiction to drama. They go out of their way to create drama in their lives, even if they have to make it up out of whole cloth. They manufacture conflict out of the smallest things in order to satisfy their need for drama. It is most unfortunate that they usually drag innocent bystanders onto their stage, and all too often it involves a false accusation of discrimination. Fortunately we still have Oprah to believe in. Period.
BucaBuddy99 December 06, 2013 at 11:38 AM
@Nancy Law - You're making my point about how readers judge others. I am no supporter of what this person did but I am not going to sit her and judge her previous, current or future actions. Similarly, unless you've spent time with this person as her psychiatrist, it very wrong for you to assume Mental Illness. It is not my place, nor is it yours to judge her. If there are criminal activities that warrant investigation, authorities will certainly take action. This women took advantage of the generosity of others, "Fool me once, Shame on You; Fool me twice, Shame on Me." Like any con-artist, those who gave now know they've been taken. There's nothing you, I or any other reader can do about it. The best thing we can do is again focus on our own lives and making the best of this holiday season. Continue to give to those in need and love your family and friends. Moving on....
bo foster December 06, 2013 at 01:11 PM
what in ignorant low life piece of lesbian scum she brings hatred to all gays alike this girl is a compulsive liar bun you scum ..... she should be sued and all the money actually given to wounded warriors where it should of been given in the first place... the world would be such a better place with out her walking around here......
Nancy Law December 06, 2013 at 01:55 PM
BucaBuddy99 December 06, 2013 at 11:38 AM @Nancy Law - You're making my point about how readers judge others. Yes BucaBuddy, I AM JUDGING her actions and what others have said about her PAST history on LYING. I don't have to sit with her or be her psychiatrist to SEE that she is a compulsive liar. She needs MENTAL HELP! BucaBuddy, YOU are JUDGING me because I made a JUDGMENT call about her. Just WHO do you think YOU are? Hmmm? People have a right to their opinions and make JUDGEMENT calls and I will continue to do so. You are free to wink it away and throw family up as a defense and "move on".
BucaBuddy99 December 06, 2013 at 04:55 PM
@Nancy - clearly you do not understand the written word and you can only stoop to CAPITAL LETTERS to try and make sense of your idiocy (and yes, I am NOW judging you). I did not, however, lay any judgment on you, nor did I say this women should not get what she deserves. What I'm saying, for the third time (so perhaps you'll need to read more s.l.o.w.l.y to get the point) is people like you (and many others) who rush to judgment and conclusions without full knowledge of the facts are only feeding the tabloid journalism world we live in. I am not a liberal if you're reading anything into my "moving on" comment. In fact, if you search for my posts you'll find I'm normally right of most right minded folks. What I'm saying is if we continue to feed this tabloid journalism mentality it will only continue to grow. It is to the point where many people don't pay attention to any news unless there's a gripping headline or some catastrophe to exploit. There was a time when News was simply that - News. It was dry and as a child I hated when my parents took control of our only TV that only had 13 channels and switch to the News because it was so boring. In today's society we do not want to be informed. We want to grab headlines, make judgments and jump to conclusions. It is this very essence of tabloid journalism that makes me sick. Get ready because once again, I am going to judge you because you've proved yourself wanting to be judged as you judge others. When you grab for the headline and then any item in the story that feel reprehensible, instead of thinking it, you take off the filter in your brain and feel the need to share it with others. Yes, we can choose to ignore you (and I will be doing so from this point on) so go ahead and continue to provide your useless PoV and perhaps seek mental health yourself. Moving off!
Denny Rowland December 06, 2013 at 07:25 PM
well nobody likes a bullshitter... or attention whores....... or some of these stupid comments....
Bob Vey December 08, 2013 at 07:35 AM
Homosexuals like to think of themselves as"Special","Superior","Enlightened" people; who are "Above" the rest of Society. THEY ARE NOT!! They are "Mentally Defective", people. They call themselves "Gay", they obviously don't know what the word "Gay" means. The word "Gay" means"to be joyous, lively, merry, bright & brilliant". That has nothing to do with being a "Homosexual". The word"Homosexual" means "having sexual desire for those of the same sex." If they are so "proud" of themselves why did they "hijack" the word "Gay" to describe themselves? Why not just say "Homosexual"?? It just goes to show you they are in fact Mentally defective. Danya's actions prove she is Mentally defective. Her actions in the above news story will haunt her for many,many years to come.No
Bob Vey December 08, 2013 at 07:37 AM
No one will hire her for any job, she just proved she CAN NOT be trusted.
Esme St Clair December 10, 2013 at 08:14 AM
Her pants should be ABLAZE right now!
Esme St Clair December 10, 2013 at 08:15 AM
Oh and by the way, Bob Vey, you sound like a barrel of laughs! Must have tons of friends.
Bob Vey December 11, 2013 at 05:08 AM
Esme: I do have "tons of friends", who agree with me whole heartily. We're known as "Straight Americans,Veterans,People of high moral character". People who Do Not Lie,Cheat,or Steal. People who speak the truth, believe in "Freedom of Speech",people who Do Not believe in Political Correctness. People who can think for themselves,who are not "Brainwashed" by our Govt.,and Do Not Bow Down to "Peer Pressure". Maybe you've heard of us were called the 95% ers club.

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