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Deborah Awyzio
Deborah Awyzio, Solicitor
Category: Australia Law
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Experience:  Bachelor of Laws (QUT), BIT (QUT), Family Law Accredited Specialist, over 12 years experience
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I was socialising last night and I opened a bar tab as I

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Good morning.
I was socialising last night and I opened a bar tab as I usually do in this particular bar.
Approximately 3am after played a game of pool I went to the bar to settle the tab.
To my surprise I found the bar manager pay waving my card over the machine before My eyes the tab was 260 and automatically 99.99 was gone from my account.
He did not call my name out or anything of the sort.
Is this legal for a person to help themselves to your card behind the bar like this.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.

I do not understand what you mean?

Did you give him the card to pay for the bill?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello Leon.
I left the card behind the bar as security for me to pay the bill later at the end of the night
You leave your card and get a lab number.
Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

Good Afternoon

Without your authorisation they cannot take the money.

The question is whether you had authorised it?