Crime

Ashleigh Padilla, waitress, busted after customer discovers her shopping spree on his debit card

Ashleigh Padilla's Facebook page is loaded with gorgeous selfies that show her keeping up with the latest fashion trends -- and recent purchases at stores such as Ulta, Victoria's Secret and Macy's no doubt gave her a big assist in this respect.

Problem is, the Denver police believe she made these buys using a debit card she swiped from a customer at the local watering hole where she worked -- and he's being credited with tracing them to her. Photos, a video and details below.

Here's one of the many self-portraits on Padilla's Facebook page....

...and another.... ...and another: Given her photogenic nature, it's no wonder she was hired to work at Rome's Saloon, a sports bar whose latest promotion is "Bikini Wednesdays," which runs through the month of March.

Padilla doesn't work there anymore, however -- and that's all due to Jeff Brekhus, who recently told his story to 7News.

What happened? Continue for more about the arrest of Ashleigh Padilla, including more photos and a video.
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