Woman tips waitress $5,000 with boyfriend's credit card as revenge for not buying her plane ticket to New York
A woman from New York has been arrested while she was on vacation with her boyfriend in Florida. According to the police, Serina Wolfe had admittedly charged an estimated $5,000 on her boyfriend's credit card as an act of revenge.
The 24-year-old reportedly swiped her boyfriend's credit card to leave a tip for the waitress after having breakfast at a Florida restaurant. According to the arrest affidavit, Wolfe left a $5,000 tip on a $55.37 breakfast bill as revenge on her boyfriend. It is reported that the boyfriend, Michael Crane, had refused to buy Wolfe an airplane ticket back to New York. Wolfe was arrested on Monday, July 1, on a felony theft charge and is being held at the Pinellas County Jail on a $1,000 bond, according to an ABC report.
On the same day that Wolfe was arrested, she "voluntarily handed [the arresting officer] the card and said 'this is the one I used to pay the $5055.37 tab'," the affidavit read. Wolfe has also been ordered by a judge to have no contact with Crane.
According to the affidavit, Crane shared that the couple got into an argument after he refused to buy her a ticket. As a result of this, he decided to put his credit card on hold but eventually removed it. This allowed a vengeful Wolfe, to tip her bill while at the Clear Sky Cafe in Clearwater Beach. Crane also shared that Wolfe had initially denied making the payment and said that Wolfe was either drunk or he was trying to get back at her.
Later, Wolfe confessed to authorities. Even though Crane had reported the charge as fraudulent, by the time the restaurant was told of the mishap, the waitress had already received the whopping tip. Authorities spoke to The Tampa Bay Times and said that it is up to the waitress and the restaurant whether she chooses to keep the money or not. WFTS reported that she initially thought it was a kind gesture after recently having to put down her dog.