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Mystery woman leaves $15,000 tip for three waitresses

And you thought you were a good tipper?
Feb 4th 2014, 5:05 PM 23,157 13

THREE WAITRESSES AT an Illinois restaurant say they could only stare in disbelief when a woman over the weekend handed them each a $5,000 checque.

The owner of the Boone County Family Restaurant in Caledonia, Matt Nebiu, said business was slow Saturday when the customer handed cheques to 25-year-old Amy Sabani, 23-year-old Sarah Seckinger and 28-year-old Amber Kariolich.

Sabani told the Rockford Register Star she first thought her cheque was for $500. But on closer inspection she saw its actual value and refused to take it.

Sabani said the woman told the waitresses to use the money for school and “everything else in life.”

Seckinger says a last semester to earn her associate degree in criminal justice was too expensive, but she will now return to school.

Read: A mysterious tipper has left thousands of dollars at restaurants across the US

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