FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A former B.J.’s Wholesale Club employee was charged Tuesday with stealing televisions from the Fairfield store.
The store’s manager told police that Thomas Gerencir, 54, of Bridgeport walked out of the store with two television sets, worth a combined $530. He had not paid for the items, but told the receipt checker at the door that he had already been checked by another employee, police said.
Gerencir told investigators that he had sold the TVs to a local convenience store that same day, according to the police report. The shop owner confirmed that he paid $100 for the items, but said he did not know they were stolen.
Gerencir was charged with fifth-degree larceny, a misdemeanor. He was released on a promise to appear in court, and assigned a court date of Aug. 22.