Los Angeles County District Attorney

So-Called “Tip Jar Bandit” Sentenced in Separate Theft Case

Prosecutors dropped misdemeanor charges after Shub's felony no contest plea

A 20-year-old woman thought to be behind a series of Southern California tip jar heists has pleaded no contest to felony grand theft for stealing money from a Jamba Juice cash register, the Los Angeles County District Attorney announced Thursday.

Jessica Mary Shub entered the plea Wednesday. The thefts were over a two-month span last year while Shub worked at the juice store, prosecutors said.

LA County Superior Court Judge Mark Windham on Thursday sentenced Shub to one year in a live-in residential rehabilitation facility, three years of formal probation, and ordered the Beverly Hills resident to pay $1,500 in restitution.

Shub was arrested about two weeks ago after surveillance video showed her stealing tip money from the Brighton Coffee Shop in Beverly Hills, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department. She was charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly stealing from tip jars at various Beverly Hills and LA businesses, including a pizzeria and an ice cream parlor.

Because of Shub's no contest plea in the felony case, prosecutors dismissed those misdemeanor charges.

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