Man Slapped With Federal Charges After Failing To Pay For Soda Refill

A contracted construction worker is out of a job and facing a huge fine after he failed to pay for a drink refill during his lunch break at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital.

Failing To Pay For Soda Refill

Christopher Lewis was ticketed by the Federal Police Force at the downtown Charleston, S.C., hospital and charged with stealing government property because he was unaware of the 89-cent fee to refill drinks..

“As I was filling my cup up, I turned to walk off and a fella grabbed me by the arm and asked me was I going to pay for that, and I told him I wasn’t aware that I had to pay for that,” Lewis told WISTV, “I want everybody to know that I made a simple mistake, that I’m not a thief, that I’m not dishonest. source

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