Stuart police seek woman they say put plastic, glass in her food, got comped meals

Editor's Note: Stuart police say they believe the woman in the picture they posted on Facebook is the woman accused of planting glass in her food at area restaurants. However, WPTV has official confirmation that the woman is not Danielle Fellows. Fellows was questioned because of her resemblance to the suspect, but distinct tattoos proved she was not, police say. 

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The Stuart Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a woman they say has scammed at least a dozen restaurants out of a free meal by planting shards of glass or plastic in her food.

In each case, employees said the woman, a brunette in her early 30s, said she used to work in the food industry, and the foreign object stabbed her in her lip. 

She ate alone, and wouldn’t cause a scene, but restaurant employees wanted to make things right. They compensated her, gave her more food to take home, and in some cases, gave her gift cards up to $50 in value.

 

The incidents happened within the last month or so. But only recently did restaurant owners and managers start learning they were not alone, and possibly victims of a woman’s attempt to get a free meal.

It took one Facebook post from a manager at Carmela’s Brick Oven Pizza on Ocean Boulevard to bring this possible scheme to light.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Sgt. Heather Rothe at 772-220-3923.

 

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