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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Waitress Shocked When Arkansas Man Tries to Pay For His Meal With Her Stolen Credit Card

Shamon West

Shamon West

Pine Bluff, AR — Shamon West, a 21-year old man from Arkansas, reportedly tried to pay at a restaurant using a credit card he had stolen two days prior,  but he had no idea that the card belonged to the very waitress who was serving him. Upon seeing her name on the card, the waitress immediately called the police which led to West’s arrest.

The waitress, 58-year old Flora Lunsford, had parked her car outside the United Filling Station in Pine Bluff and went inside the store. That’s when a man, later identified as West, broke into her car and took her purse which contained her credit cards, driver’s license, and other personal belongings.

In surveillance footage, the suspect can also be seen driving to the side of the store to pick up another man who stole a drink and then drove away.

Two days later, Lunsford was at her job working as a waitress at Shannon’s Restaurant two blocks away from the gas station where the robbery happened when a customer handed over a credit card to pay for his meal. She was about to ring it up when she saw her own name, shocked realizing it was the one that was stolen from her.

The woman immediately called the police as she had “no desire to pay for the fellow’s meal,” the news release stated.

West was arrested when the police arrived. The officers found with him Lunsford’s driver’s license, social security card, and credit cards.

“As a side note, the driver’s license, as all do, had her picture on it,” the police department said. “Therefore, you would think he should have known what she looked like. Yet, he still handed her own credit card to her.”

West was jailed at Jefferson County jail on charges of forgery, theft by receiving, and three outstanding warrants in lieu of $2,480 bail.