FAIRFIELD — How not to make a good impression on the first day at a new job? Steal from your new employer.

Fairfield Police said a business named Garda reported one of its employees was captured on surveillance video stealing $100,000 in cash. The employee was identified as Larry Brooks, 19, of Elizabeth, who had just been hired. Before police were called, Garda staff found nearly $86,000 in Brooks' car parked in Elizabeth.

Brooks was charged with a second-degree theft. He was released on his own recognizance and the matter will be forwarded to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office for prosecution.

According to its website, Garda is a security company that offers armored truck transport, cash vault services, and ATM services.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at dan.alexander@townsquaremedia.com.

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