To get back at her boyfriend, Clearwater police say woman left a $5K tip on his credit card

A 20% tip would've been sufficient.

click to enlarge To get back at her boyfriend, Clearwater police say woman left a $5K tip on his credit card
Photo via Clear Sky Cafe/Facebook

Last week a server received a $5,000 tip at a restaurant in Clearwater because she thought the customer felt bad about her service dog recently passing away, but it turns out the customer was just really mad at her boyfriend.

According to an arrest affidavit first obtained by WTSP, 24-year-old Serina Wolfe left the $5,000 tip on a $55.37 purchase at Clear Sky Cafe in Clearwater Beach on June 27, hours after she had a previous argument with her boyfriend over her wanting him to buy a flight home to Buffalo, New York. 

Police say the boyfriend refused to buy her the ticket, so Wollfe then decided to leave the massive tip on his credit card.

Wolfe initially denied leaving the $5,000 tip and reported the charge as fraudulent. The following Monday, June 1, Clear Sky Cafe was notified about the "fraudulent" charge, but the owners had already paid out the server, reports the station. 

Authorities say Wolfe eventually admitted to leaving the generous tip, and also suggested that she may have been drunk and trying to get back at her boyfriend.

Wolfe has been charged with grand theft.

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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