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Job applicant stole $15 in tips from restaurant

Dec. 18, 2013 at 5:29 PM

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Police in Delaware said a woman admitted stealing about $15 cash from a pair of tip jars at a hamburger restaurant where she was applying for a job.

Investigators said they reviewed surveillance footage and job application records to identify the woman who stole a total of about $15 in tip money Friday from two jars at Five Guys in Rehoboth Beach as Melissa Brittingham, 44, of Rehoboth Beach, WXDE-FM, Lewes, Del., reported Wednesday.

Brittingham pleaded guilty to a theft charge and was sentenced to one year of probation and a $500 fine plus court costs.

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