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Tip for Jesus? Ogden bar owner confirms PayPal’s Selby left $1K tip
The man who left a $1,000 tip on a $49 tab in Ogden this August was Jack Selby, Alleged bar owner Jared Allen confirmed to The Tribune on Thursday.
A vice president of PayPal when the company was sold to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002, Selby was first outed by The New York Post as the man behind a nationwide spree of massive tips with "@tipsforjesus" stamped on the receipt.
The Alleged bar tip was one of two bell-ringers the same weekend on Ogden's Historic 25th Street; a $5,000 tip was left on a $214.75 tab at Brewskis the previous night. Brewskis declined to comment on the tipper's identity, but a Facebook photo of the receipt showed that the patron used an American Express card. Selby used a rare American Express Centurion Card for his tip at Alleged, which had to get creative to accommodate his generosity given that their mobile payment app caps gratuities at 100 percent.