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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.
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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