Georgia Tech grad claims $53,000 strip club credit card fleecing
OCTOBER 29--After graduating from Georgia Tech, Tom Salter returned home to Florida in the mood to celebrate.
So, in mid-August, Salter went on a bar-hopping spree that ended at the Club 10 strip joint in Fort Walton Beach. It was there, Salter claims, that he passed out in the VIP room, after enjoying a $500 private dance (for which he tipped $100).
Of course, when Salter later got his American Express bill, the Club 10 tab was listed as $53,000. That's when Salter's father, who shared the AmEx account with his 24-year-old son, called the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office to claim that his hard-partying boy was illegally fleeced by the club (and may even have been drugged).
As seen in sheriff's reports, the younger Salter told investigators that he recalled being awakened a couple of times and told, 'Here, sign this. You have to sign this.' The club contends that it did not take advantage of Salter, who they claim knowingly signed a series of credit card receipts for expensive champagne, lap dances, and other VIP room ministrations.