PINE BLUFF, Arkansas — It’s sort of like returning to the scene of a crime.
An Arkansas waitress was dumbstruck when a customer tried to pay for a meal using the credit card that had been stolen from her wallet two days earlier.
Police say 58-year-old Flora Lunsford’s car had been broken into Sunday outside a gas station, and her purse was stolen.
Two days later, she was working a shift at Shannon’s restaurant when a customer handed her a credit card that had her name on it, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
“Having no desire to pay for the fellow’s meal,” Lunsford called the cops.
When cops arrived they discovered that 21-year-old, Shamon also had Lunsford’s driver’s license, social security card and other credit cards.
Police were puzzled as to why West thought he could pull the stunt off.
“As a side note, the driver’s license, as all do, had her picture on it,” law enforcement officials said. “You would think he should have known what she looked like. Yet, he still handed her own credit card to her.”
West was charged with forgery and theft by receiving, police said.