Police: Woman Steals $300 from Man’s Credit Card on First Date

Westport Police Department
Westport Police Department

A Connecticut woman was allegedly caught charging a man’s credit card for $300 on a first date, police say, to purchase a gift card.

The victim and 27-year-old Katherine Stonick, of New Haven, had dinner at Finalmente Trattoria, located on Post Road East in Westport, on August 17, NBC Connecticut reports.

According to police, the victim reported the incident on August 23, upon realizing the suspect, whom he called Sophie, had stolen from him. Police later identified “Sophie” as Katherine Stonick.

After the victim had paid for the meal, Stonick excused herself to go to the restroom and reportedly asked the manager to charge $300 to the victim’s credit card for a gift card, without his knowledge.

Police say Stonick used the gift card on August 18 and August 19 at the restaurant.

The victim reported his date’s license plate number to police, who later identified Stonick in a photograph lineup.

Police issued a warrant for Stonick’s arrest, charging her with sixth-degree larceny with illegal use of a credit card.

Stonick turned herself into police on October 14 and was released after posting $10,000 bond. She is due in court on October 26.