A woman was caught on camera as she took off with all the money from her Uber driver’s tip jar in New York recently. She is seen looking straight at the dashcam as she scoops out the cash before she and her two fellow-passengers get out of the cab.

The driver only realised this after she left with his hard-earned money. He brought up the incident with Uber but was told that he would have to lodge a formal complaint with the police and submit the dashcam footage.

In her response, the passenger initially denied stealing, though reports said she had subsequently admitted to picking up – and then returning – $5. She has been barred from using Uber’s services. Is that all?