Bourne Police Update on "Tip Jar Thief"

Defendant arraigned today in Falmouth District Court
Mary Gelsthorpe, age 66, was arraigned today in connection with an alleged theft from the tip jar at The Lobster Trap in Bourne (Bourne Police booking photo)

From the Bourne Police Department:

Many of you may remember a surveillance video we posted of 2/20/2018 of a female that stole from the tip jar at The Lobster Trap in Bourne. Thanks to your tips and the investigation by our detectives, the female in the video was identified and summoned to court.

Officers became aware that the identified female had defaulted on her required appearance at Falmouth District Court. As a result, the court issued a warrant for the arrest of Mary Gelsthorpe (66). Yesterday, officers responded to her residence on Cotuit Rd and took Gelsthorpe into custody without incident. She was later released on bail and arraigned at Falmouth District Court this morning for the charge of Larceny Under $250.

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