(Austria) The young man appeared at the regional court with his boss, who was obviously acting as a moral support. He expressly emphasized that he never had any problems with the accused. “He also worked for me as a pay waiter, and I could always trust him with my wallet,” the boss said.
( In Austria there are restaurants where only one waiter is responsible for the cash register, the other waiters only serve)
That the waiter was not dealing with counterfeit money for the first time was unfortunately the other side of the coin. While doing research in darknet he came across the possibility of ordering counterfeit money and could not resist the temptation. However, he is said to have circulated the bills only outside of his waitressing job. The police seized two counterfeit 50-euro bills and the defendant made a confession.
“You’re not making it easy for me,” puffed the judge in view of the previous convictions. And she gave “one last shot across the bow” with ten months on probation and a 1440 euro fine. The defendant, who is unemployed only because of the lockdown, but otherwise put his life on track, accepted the sentence. He said he never wanted to stand trial again