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Assistant Clay County attorney Michelle Winkis Lawson and plaintiff attorney Craig Richie discuss the returning of about $12,000 Thursday afternoon to a Moorhead restaurant waitress who turned the money over to the Moorhead Police Department after a customer gave her a box containing the money as a tip. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Moorhead waitress gets to keep $12,000 tip

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After the story prompted national headlines, authorities here said Thursday that police will return to the waitress the $12,000 left behind in cash by a Fryn' Pan customer.


In a news conference Thursday afternoon, Assistant Clay County Attorney Michelle Lawson said the money could not be tied to a criminal investigation, and the waitress would get a check for the $12,000 later in the day.

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