WESTLAKE, Ohio — Maybe she should have paid better attention to her server.
Last week, a waitress at the Moosehead Saloon in Westlake, Ohio, asked a woman to show proof of age after the customer ordered a drink. When the waitress looked at the ID, she realized the customer’s ID was actually her own license, police said.
The waitress, a 22-year-old Lakewood, Ohio, woman, had reported her wallet stolen from a bar on July 9. Her driver’s license and credit card were in the wallet. The credit card had already been used for $1,000 in illicit purchases, police said.
As the waitress called police, the woman apparently got suspicious and took off, according to police. She was identified by a friend as Maria Bergan, 23.
Bergan was arrested at her home Saturday night and remains in the Westlake City Jail. She has been charged with identity theft and receiving stolen property.
Police Captain Guy Turner said the odds of something like that happening defy calculation.