Security Guard Steals $100K on First Day At Work

FAIRFIELD – A security officer at a cash vault and armored car company was accused of stealing $100,000 from the business on his first day of work, Fairfield police said Thursday.

Larry Brooks, 19, of Elizabeth, who worked for Garda, was arrested after the theft was captured by company surveillance cameras, according to township police Chief Anthony Manna.

Brooks was charged with theft for allegedly taking the cash Tuesday evening, authorities said. Security officers reportedly found $85,900 in a vehicle parked in Elizabeth before police were alerted, the chief added.

Manna said there was no definitive conclusion of what happened to the remaining stolen money.

Garda, which has a Fairfield facility, did not return a message seeking comment Thursday afternoon.

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