Woman charged after leaving $5,000 tip on boyfriend's credit card after they had an argument
Hell hath no fury. The food bill was just $55.37.
A woman in Florida has been charged with grand theft after she allegedly used her boyfriend's credit card to leave a $5,000 tip as an act of revenge, as reported by ABC.
According to an arrest affidavit, the 24-year-old woman used her boyfriend's credit card to leave the large tip at the Clear Sky Beachside Cafe in Clearwater, Florida on 27 June.
$5,055.37 was spent in total at the restaurant including food and the tip. The food only cost $55.37.
The arrest affidavit states that the couple had a previous argument after he refused to buy her a plane ticket to return to New York. The document adds that after this initial argument happened, he placed a hold on the credit card but removed it before his girlfriend made the purchase at the restaurant.
When she denied making the purchase, he reported the charge as fraudulent to his credit card company.
The arrest report states: "[The boyfriend) believes the defendant was drunk or trying to get back at him."
The woman was charged with third-degree grand theft, a felony, and held on a $1,000 bond.
The cafe had already paid the tip to the server by the time it was reported as fraudulent.