New Haven woman arrested for allegedly scamming her date

WESTPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Police have arrested a New Haven woman who allegedly scammed her date out of $300.

On August 23rd, Westport Police met with a victim who claimed his credit card was fraudulently used by a woman he took out on a date.

The victim told police that on August 17th, he went to dinner with a woman who went by the name of “Sophie,” at Finalmente Trattoria in Westport. He claimed he paid for the meal, but the woman requested a $300 gift card to be paid with the victim’s credit card without his knowledge.

The victim said “Sophie” excused herself from the table multiple times to allegedly use the restroom. He later found out it was to tell the manager to complete the gift card purchase.

The woman returned to the restaurant the two days after the date, using the gift card she bought with the victim’s card.

The victim was able to give the officers the license plate number of “Sophie’s vehicle, helping them later identify her as 27-year-old Katherine Stonick of New Haven.

A warrant was put out for her arrest, and Stonick turned herself in on October 14th.

Stonick was released after posting the $10,000 bond and is set to appear in court on October 26th.