A BRAZEN wannabe Instagram star filmed stealing money from an Uber driver’s tip jar while wearing a bra with no top mocked her crime on social media.
Gabrielle Canales, 18, who calls herself Gabita on social media, was identified on Tuesday after footage of her snatching cash from driver Mohammed Bhuiyan in August went viral.
The shocking viral clip had showed two women and a man taking a cab in New York City before Canales, sat in the middle seat, pinched cash from the tip box.
Remorseless Canales later mocked her crime on social media sharing memes, showing her reaching into a cookie jar.
She also posted news articles revealing the theft and said she only made off with $5 (£3), which she claims to have later returned.
The wannabe social media star, who regularly posted racy pictures of herself to Instagram, had laughed as her crime was exposed with posts including "my life lmaoo #makesmartchoices".
Video footage showed Canales, who was wearing a bra and skirt, look ahead towards the dashcam while putting her hand in the driver’s tip jar.
After backing out, she then looks at the rear-view mirror to see if the Uber worker is looking and grabs the cash and flees.
The driver notices seconds later but by that point the thief had scarpered down a busy street.
After contacting Uber, the driver was told to notify police of the incident.
The Uber statement read: “We understand your frustration with this experience. We’ve attempted to contact the rider by phone and email, but haven’t been able to resolve this issue.
“The rider responded to us and advised us that she didn't steal your cash from the tip jar. If you believe the rider has your cash as captured from your dash cam and is refusing to return it, you may want to initiate a formal investigation via the police.”
The woman’s Uber account has now been deactivated and she will no longer be able to use the service, reports The Mail Online.
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