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Meet Mary Gelsthorpe, AKA Granny McStickfingers Who Steals From High School Kid’s Tip Jars In Bourne

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The other day we published this blog about Granny McStickyfingers, who repeatedly stole money out of a tip jar at the Lobster Trap restaurant located in Bourne.

She not only took money out, but kept her hand in it for long enough to go searching for the $5’s!!

Well, the Bourne Police now know who she is but they’re not revealing her identity:

A woman who allegedly stole money from a tip jar at a Bourne restaurant has been identified. Police say the suspect is a 66-year-old Bourne woman. Surveillance video of the woman allegedly taking bills from the tip jar at the Lobster Trap was posted on the Bourne Police Facebook page Tuesday and went viral. Police thanked the “dedicated Facebook Gumshoes” who recognized the woman on the surveillance video. Police say her identity was confirmed because she used a credit card to purchase food after the alleged theft. The woman, whose identity has not been released, will be summoned to Falmouth District Court for the charge of Larceny Under $250. The restaurant owner told WBZ-TV he did not want to press charges. He just wants the woman to apologize to the workers whose money she stole.

Elderly privilege.

And yes, you read that correctly. She was traced by the credit card she used. Pro-tip for Granny McStickfingers – if you’re gonna steal from a place filled with cameras, make sure you don’t use a credit card. Sure, she could’ve just used the cash she’d stolen to pay for whatever she purchased, but the thrill of stealing from high school kids was just too much fun to pass up I suppose.

But unfortunately for her Turtleboy Sports is an equal opportunity public shamer. Her name is Mary Gelsthorpe:

She’s originally from Whitinsville, but apparently has retired to Cape Cod so that she can wait out her days stealing from high school kids working minimum wage jobs.

Here’s her very boring Facebook page.

By the looks of her it’s safe to say that she didn’t do this because she’s got the “disease.” She did it because she’s of a certain age and has reached the point where she stopped giving a shit.

Nevertheless the free muh boi Cape Cod chapter crew was out in full force:

Ummm….she’s been doing this at more than one restaurant, and she’s done it a bunch of times. This isn’t a mistake, it’s just what she does now. She obviously did not need this money, she just enjoys doing it. She needs a shaming sandwich with cheese and now she’ll probably stop.

Then this genius is offering to pay her bail:

Good lord. Valerie, you don’t go to jail for stealing $15 out of a tip jar. But I hope Granny McStickyfingers robs you next to see if your opinion on larceny changes.

22 Comment(s)
  • Pineapple under the sea
    March 1, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    That’s the Lobster Trap on Shore Road in Bourne. What a Fucking Creep to steal from those hard working servers…..

  • vicxh
    February 23, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Any noodz? Haha ha just kidding …. I hope not

  • Sloppy
    February 22, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Something about that video made me immediately think “onset of dementia”.
    Then again I’m no doctor, but that was my first impression. Just wondering if the police have the same idea and that’s why they’re holding off on releasing her name…?

  • juror seven esq.
    February 22, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Owner did want to press charges? Well of course not. His help damn sure should. It was money intended for them! One question, is he, the owner, making good for his employees?

  • mitch
    February 22, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    The next time (and there will be a next time) somebody screams Turtleboy is racist, show them this post… Now to ALL those in the “mainstream media”, please explain to all us dumb proles how Turtleboy is racist and exploits the poor and “people of color” ?? That’s ok, we’ll wait… We would also love to see the resume of this fine citizen and PUBLIC OFFICIAL !! Hey, Boston Globe, how about sending one of your crack investigating teams out to expose this vile POS. I’m sorry ,her age does NOT excuse this crime. As a matter of fact, her age and position in society makes this crime especially egregious.
    Bring back the pillory, it will make for a more law abiding and polite society.

  • Used to be Bartender
    February 22, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    The Massachusetts legislature has enshrined in law the ability of ambulance chaser schysters to steal the tip jar for years. The tip pooling law is intentionally vague to allow class action lawsuits against a business that will bankrupt the business unless they pay off the extortionist schyster.

    It says no one with “managerial authority” can share in a tip pool. Sounds good, but the shysters have sued to make make managerial authority mean ANYTHING.
    I’m a head bartender. My boss got sued by one of these dirtbag lawyers and had to settle, and I lost tips. I had to quit over it. I’m not a manager but the shyster twisted the term to say I was. My boss could not afford to fight it even though he would win.

    The Democrats in charge in Mass are OWNED by trial lawyers and the the unions are OWNED by them. If you think the unions or the DEMS are for the working folk you are a a host that they are feeding off. They will eat your legs before your realiize that they are munching their way to your vital organs. Don’t be a sucker.

  • frank Keenan
    February 22, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    I had my tip taken once, but it was the doctor who performed my circumcision so I guess it’s alright. Still, it was a really big one…

  • Well, No Shit
    February 22, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    I can’t wrap my head around the mindset of these people.

    In all of the eating establishments that I’ve been in, all over the country, I have seen countless tip jars, or cash tips left on tables, and NEVER has it even occurred to me to help myself to them.

    What the actual fuck? It just blows my mind. 

  • Johnny Rocket
    February 22, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Unreal. Granny stole money instead of sugar and salt packets. Maybe she learned her trade from the municipal sector. Maybe she has a gang of grannies going around stealing out of tip jars. She would have a lot of competition in Lawrence or Lynn or Brockton.

  • Miller Lite
    February 22, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Another thieving democrat public “servant”. They are conditioned to steal.

  • Kanacke Hasser
    February 22, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Nothing new. Just another liberal parasite taking other people’s money.

  • battletoad
    February 22, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    “Her ethnicity is Caucasian, and religious views are listed as Christian. ”
    Just another good white Christian on the loose.
    And in an earlier post someone mentioned she’s most likely a liberal, Bernie etc voter. C’mon, she lived in Whitinsville where the vote was 49% Trump 42% Clinton.

    So lay it on the politics if you’d like. Next you’ll be telling me she was an “actor” in this, and the liberal kids with their liberal agenda at the restaurant are trying to discredit her.
    I blame the church. Nothing good has come of it for many many years. Except pedophilia. They do that great.

  • z
    February 22, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    I was expecting the hat to be pink. I wish we could see the back of the car with the hatch down. I can picture Bernie, Coexist and BLM stickers. They ought to give her a break, she was just sticking it to business owners.

    Seriously though, If I owned the restaurant and had a web page, I’d drop any charges, if she agreed to pay the staff $100 apiece and to stand outside the front door for a week wearing a sign that said “I’m a dumb ass”. I’d take a photo and stick it on my web page. Maybe the establishment would lose some business but they’d probably gain some because of it.

    Shame can be a wonderful thing if you embrace it.

    Most likely though the DAs office won’t even charge her.

    • z
      February 22, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      And for shit for brains Valerie:

      Let’s say she takes $5. 10 people a day take $5. Place is open 6 days a week.
      $300 a week.

      52 weeks = $15,600 a year.

      I know 10 people a day aren’t ripping off the tip jar. I know the tip jar isn’t being ripped off ever day.

      But in Valerie’s tiny brain, because each ripoff is such a tiny amount, it doesn’t matter what the total is, if it happened a lot.

  • Joanna Boyer
    February 22, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    It looks like Thomas (maybe her husband) is a journalist 

    • Gelsthorpe! Gon-zoon-tite
      February 22, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      Listings have a Thomas Gelsthorpe, Special projects and OpEd writer for the Cape Cod Times, mucking around with a Mary G. , both from Cataumet, MA. Wonder if good ol’ Tommy knows his wife is a clepto? Could be the second coming of Marie Schrader and the doting husband Hank cleaning up the mess behind her!

      Breaking Bourne!

  • Bugaboo Creeker
    February 22, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Looks like she is a civil servant – her Linkedin reads –
    Mary Gelsthorpe
    Recording Secretary at Town of Mashpee
    Town of Mashpee
    Michigan State University
    Barnstable/Yarmouth, Massachusetts Area

    Oh great, another civil servant with sticky figners. Mashpee better audit, they’ll probably be the next town $100,000s mysteriously gone. lol.


    • H W
      February 22, 2018 at 2:57 pm

      Plus she is a Bourne committee member?

  • JS
    February 22, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Valerie with the “Prior law enforcement” before retirement using the term “serious background record” and generously offering to post bail on a misdemeanor summons arraignment….. c’mon

  • Mark D
    February 22, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Valerie is not too bright

  • Captain Trips
    The Big D
    February 22, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    I was right again – rockin the liberal look

  • z
    February 22, 2018 at 1:51 pm


    Mary Gelsthorpe is 66 years old and was born on 11/14/1951. Currently, she lives in Cataumet, MA; and previously lived in east sandwich, MA and orleans, MA. Her ethnicity is Caucasian, and religious views are listed as Christian. Other family members and associates include Lawrence Graffigna and Thomas Gelsthorpe.

    Larry and Tom need to do an intervention after she gets out of the slammer.

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