Franklin woman charged with theft of tip jar



ELLSWORTH — Video footage and a credit card purchase led police to a woman from Franklin who they say stole a tip jar and its contents from a pizza shop last week.

Christine Boyd-Waxer, 45, has been charged with class E theft after she allegedly stole the tip jar from the take-out counter at Pat’s Pizza Jan. 30.

The jar and its contents were valued at $25. Detective Dotty Small said Boyd-Waxer was a customer, and that video footage helped identify the woman as the alleged culprit.

Small said Boyd-Waxer also made a purchase with her credit card, which helped police show she was there when the jar was taken.

Boyd-Waxer is due in court on March 19.

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Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
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