DETROIT (WWJ) – A Southfield man is accused of stealing $20,000 from an armored truck company where he was employed.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said 33-year-old Charles Stewart has been charged with embezzlement, larceny, receiving and concealing stolen property, and felony firearm. He’s expected to be arraigned Friday morning.

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Stewart was arrested around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday shortly after the theft was discovered.

According to the prosecutor’s office, Stewart, who was employed by the Total Armored Truck Company, took a bag containing $20,000 from his work truck and put it in his own vehicle without permission.

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The theft was immediately discovered by employees of the company, who contacted police. Officers responded to the scene and took Stewart into custody without incident.

At this point, investigations say it is unclear if this case is related to the theft of a half-million dollars from an armored truck in Greektown last week. In that case, a suspect wearing a security guard uniform grabbed bags of cash from a Loomis Armored vehicle that was parked near the casino around 8 a.m. on Nov. 27. No weapons were used and no one was injured, but the suspect made off with more than $500,000.

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