A 44-year-old Rehoboth Beach woman was arrested Dec. 13 for allegedly stealing tip money from Five Guys on Rehoboth Avenue after filling out a job application.
According to the Rehoboth Beach Police Department, Melissa L. Brittingham completed the application for employment and then removed about $15 in tip money from two separate jars prior to leaving the restaurant. Police were able to identify Brittingham through the completed application and surveillance footage. Officers responded to Brittingham’s home where she was taken into custody without incident.
Brittingham was charged with theft under $1,500 and was released on $500 unsecured bond. Brittingham then responded to Justice of the Peace Court 2 where she pleaded guilty to the charge. She was placed on probation for one year and ordered to pay a $500 fine and court costs.