Brookline car wash fires employee arrested for theft

BROOKLINE, Mass. — A car wash in Brookline has fired an employee who was arrested for theft.

Police responded to the ScrubaDub Car Wash on Harvard Street in Brookline around 12:45 p.m. Monday for a report of a larceny.

A man told officers after he car was washed, both inside and outside, he noticed a white envelope with money he left in his car was missing.

The man went back to the car wash and spoke to the manager, who received the surveillance footage. The manager confirmed an employee took the envelope and put it in his pocket.

Officers questioned the employee, who initially denied the theft, but hen state he did take the money.

The man retrieved the money from a hiding spot and returned it.

Officers arrested the employee and charged him with larceny.

Danny Paisner, President of ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers, sent Boston 25 News the following statement:

"ScrubaDub is a 3rd generation 52 year old family business that prides itself on integrity, honesty, and customer satisfaction. We sincerely apologize to the customer for the unfortunate experience this past weekend. At ScrubaDub we do a complete background check on all new hires and we have a zero tolerance policy for dishonesty and theft. Every ScrubaDub has a state of the art multi camera surveillance system, which enabled us to view this occurrence. Thankfully, the customer was returned the missing envelope. The employee involved in this incident has been terminated, and it now remains a police matter."

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