Westlake police warn businesses about suspected tip jar thief

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Stepfanie Eshack (Photo courtesy: Westlake police)

Stepfanie Eshack (Photo courtesy: Westlake police)

WESTLAKE, Ohio– The Westlake Police Department is warning west shore businesses to be on the lookout for a woman accused of stealing tip jars.

Stepfanie Eshack, 29, is wanted for two counts of petty theft.

Westlake police said she stole the tip jars from a Jersey Mike’s on March 7 and a Starbucks on March 21. Eshack is known to hang around a business without buying anything and wait until the staff is busy before taking the cash.

Tip jar theft (Photo courtesy: Westlake police)

Tip jar theft (Photo courtesy: Westlake police)

Just this month, she pleaded no contest to petty theft in Garfield Heights and receiving stolen property in Rocky River.

Anyone with information on Eshack’s whereabouts should call the Westlake Police Department at 440-871-3311.