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There’s plenty of advice for job hunters: Be well-dressed, know a little bit about the company, have an updated résumé … but do employers really need to tell people to leave their sticky fingers at home?
The owners of an ice cream and coffee shop in California recently tangled with a job applicant — who swiped a wad of cash from the business’ tip jar while he was applying for a position!
The young man was nicely dressed, clean-cut and articulate, one of the owners said.
“He didn’t look like just some schmo off the street,” said Jenna Harvey.
The young man filled out the form and turned it in. While the owner studied the app, the young man casually moved a newspaper to shield the tip jar from view. Then he stuck his hand in and pulled out a handful of cash.
The thief had a plan: He filled out the application form with bogus information, including work history.
Fortunately, the fleet-footed owner quickly figured out what was happening and gave pursuit.
The owner caught the thief and told him to give back the money — or he’d be reported to the police.
Even if he had eluded his pursuers, he failed to realize the store had video cameras and he was the star attraction.
The video has been posted on YouTube and Facebook.
One more thing: Employees named the tip jar “Instant Karma” — and you know how karma can be sometimes.