Quick research into the restaurant manager’s city address determined that it was close to Baltimore, Maryland, where the the Community Conferencing Center run by Lauren Abramson is located.  I called Lauren and she said , “Sure we could help.”  Unfortunately, the manager called the police regardless of Cohen’s advice.  Here is my letter to the NYT’s magazine:

Dear New York Times Magazine Editor:

Having been a defense and prosecuting attorney, and health educator designing programs to help victims heal, and offenders desist from crime, I appreciated ethicist Randy Cohen’s advice for the restaurant manager to not call the police on the defrauding server.  Sorry the manager ignored it, and that he didn’t seek a restorative justice intervention....

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