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Job Applicant Swipes From Tip Jar

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Job applicant Melissa Brittingham was caught stealing from a Five Guys tip jar. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013)

A woman didn’t have a job yet, but she was already digging into the tips at one potential employer like she worked there, police say.

Police say a woman applying for a job at a Rehoboth Beach restaurant stole money from a tip jar.

Rehoboth Beach police say the woman filled out an application at Five Guys last Friday, then took about $15 from two separate jars.

Police say a review of the application and surveillance footage led to the arrest of 44-year-old Melissa Brittingham, who lives in Rehoboth Beach.

Brittingham later pleaded guilty to a theft charge in Justice of the Peace Court and received one year of probation. She must also pay a $500 fine and court costs.