Woman applying for job steals from tip jar

Police used surveillance video to catch thief

POSTED: 5:52 PM PST December 24, 2013    UPDATED: 5:28 PM PST December 18, 2013 
Counting out money

A woman applying for a job at a pizza shop ended up stealing money from a tip jar.

The Associated Press reports that Melissa Brittingham of Rehoboth Beach, Del. was in the middle of filing out a job application at a Five Guys pizza restaurant when she helped herself to the tips in two separate tip jars on the counter. The 44-yer-old made off with about $15 total.

Police were able to catch Brittingham after reviewing the surveillance footage from the restaurant. She plead guilty to theft and received probation plus a $500 fine.