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A waiter at Eva's Fine Mexican Food restaurant is alleged to have added extra tips to customers' bills.

CASA GRANDE — Dean Brown could be in a whole lot of hot water after the management allegedly caught him altering the amount of tips he was receiving at a Casa Grande Mexican food restaurant.

Brown, a waiter at Eva’s Fine Mexican Food, is charged with 13 counts of forgery for altering credit card receipts to add larger gratuity amounts to food service bills after management contacted police.

Court records also indicated that an additional six counts of forgery are pending as more victims have already been identified. He was arrested by Casa Grande Police on Aug. 19 at his home on West Kingman Place.

Brown is accused of altering credit card receipts from May 15 to June 23. He is also charged with fraud schemes.

“During the same incident Dean Brown also committed Fraudulent Schemes when he obtained no less than $220 through altering the above mentioned credit card receipts and obtaining a higher tip amount than authorized by the customer,” court records state.

Forgery is a Class IV felony and each of the 19 counts is punishable by 1 to 3.75 years in prison.


Jim Headley is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and justice around Pinal County. He can be reached at jheadley@pinalcentral.com.