Security guard caught stealing $100,000… on first day of work

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A New Jersey security guard may want to refrain from telling his next employer, if he ever has one, why he was fired from his previous job.

The Farifield Police Department said that security guard Larry Brooks was caught stealing $100,000 in cash from an armored truck belonging to Garda, a security company that specializes in transporting valuables, for which it was his first day working. The theft was discovered via security camera footage the next day, and Garda security officers were able to recover a good portion, $85,900, of the stolen money back. They are still searching for the rest of the money.

According to CNN police charged Brooks with second degree theft. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office told CNN, as of Tuesday afternoon, it did not appear Brooks had retained representation.

Calls to Garda for comment weren’t returned to CNN.

Fairfield Detectives Jeffrey Didyk and Ian Rasmussen ran down Brooks after receiving intel about the security footage. Security officials from Garda in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where the theft took place, were able to locate the $85,900 in a car parked in the vicinity based on the security footage. They allegedly found the cash prior to calling in authorities for assistance.

Brooks was released Tuesday on his own recognizance, and his case has been forwarded to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office for processing. If convicted for the charge of second degree theft, Brooks could face up to 10 years in prison.

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