A San Francisco woman has been ordered to serve two years in county jail for stealing Zipcars.
Nicole Dipo, 29, originally pleaded not guilty in April to numerous charges related to taking vehicles from the short-term car rental company. But Dipo, who appears to be transgender, told ABC channel 7 that she did steal seven of the cars because it gave her “a high,” and in a deal reached in September, she pleaded guilty to counts of receiving or buying stolen property and unlawfully driving or taking a vehicle.
Monday, October 19, Dipo was sentenced to a total of five years in state prison, but with credit for time served and other factors, she’s expected to do two years in jail, according to court records. She’s also been ordered to serve three years of mandatory supervision.
Additionally, Dipo’s been ordered to stay away from Zipcars and to not possess any access cards to the cars.
City documents say Dipo’s also known as Ray Charles Dipo and Regina Dipo.
Ruth Edelstein, Dipo’s attorney, hasn’t responded to requests for comment.
Court records show that in January 2010, Dipo was convicted of vehicle theft in San Francisco. Documents also indicate that around 2009 she was convicted of attempted auto theft.