Uber bans passenger caught ‘stealing’ cash from driver’s tip jar

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Uber bans passenger caught ‘stealing’ cash from driver’s tip jar

18-year-old Gabrielle Canales was caught on camera while trying to play a fast one by stealing money from a Uber driver’s tip jar. She was sharing an Uber ride with two friends in New York, before she slipped her hand into the driver’s box to steal cash – but didn’t realise her every move was being recorded.

In the footage posted online, Canales was sitting in the middle seat. But as the car pulls to a halt and her friends get out, she reaches forward towards the tip jar to steal the cash.

Realising something has happened, the driver turns to look at the back seats, and realises that all his money has been taken.

Responding to criticism, the 18-year-old from Brooklyn said she ‘only’ took five dollars from the driver and claims to have later returned it. Her Instagram account has since been deleted. Uber said Canales has been banned from using the app.

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