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A Woman Allegedly Put A $5,000 Tip On Her Boyfriend's Credit Card After An Argument At A Restaurant

The food bill was just $55.37.

Posted on July 3, 2019, at 1:56 p.m. ET

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The Clear Sky Café

A 24-year-old woman was arrested Monday in Florida and charged with leaving a $5,000 tip on her boyfriend's credit card after they had a fight in a restaurant.

According to a complaint from Pinellas County deputies, Serina Wolfe and her boyfriend ate last Thursday evening at the Clear Sky Café in Clearwater Beach, west of Tampa, when they got into a "verbal argument" about her wanting him to buy her a plane ticket home to upstate New York.

When he refused to do so, he placed a temporary hold on his credit card.

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

After he lifted the hold, Wolfe allegedly used the card to leave a $5,000 tip for their server on a bill of just $55.37.

When her boyfriend later confronted her about the charge, Wolfe denied leaving the huge tip, according to the complaint, so he then reported the transaction as fraudulent to his credit card company.

But when the restaurant was told about the transaction on Monday, it was already too late as the server had been paid the $5,000 tip.

When Wolfe was arrested Monday, she allegedly admitted to using the card to pay the pricey tab.

"[The boyfriend] believes the defendant was drunk or trying to get back at him," read the arrest report.

Court records show she was charged with third-degree grand theft, a felony, and held on a $1,000 bond.

A message couldn't be left for Wolfe as her voicemail inbox was full. A representative for the public defender's office said they do not comment on pending cases. A manager at the Clear Sky Café told BuzzFeed News they had no comment.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.