USD5,000 tip on USD55 bill leads to woman’s arrest

CLEARWATER, FlORIDA (AP) — Police said a USD5,000 tip a woman left on a USD55 cafe bill wasn’t a case of generosity or charity. The woman is accused of using her boyfriend’s credit card to leave the tip as revenge, and she’s charged with theft in the incident.

Clearwater police said Serina Wolfe was upset her boyfriend wouldn’t buy her a plane ticket home to Buffalo, New York.

A police report said the boyfriend placed a hold on his credit card during the argument but later lifted it.

Investigators said Wolfe left the tip at a restaurant in Clearwater’s tourist district last week. The boyfriend notified his credit-card company on Monday, calling it a fraudulent charge. Wolfe was arrested on Tuesday on a felony grand-theft charge.