Former LASD Recruit Charged With Robbing ATM While Working as Brinks Truck Driver

A Los Angeles County sheriff's vehicle that advertises for recruits is parked in the parking lot of the Maywood Police Department as deputies make plans to take over the facility on June 23, 2010. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

A Los Angeles County sheriff's vehicle that advertises for recruits is parked in the parking lot of the Maywood Police Department as deputies make plans to take over the facility on June 23, 2010. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

A Brinks truck driver and former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recruit has been charged with stealing cash he was delivering to a Wells Fargo ATM in Newhall, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

Julio Cesar Jimenez of Santa Clarita was charged with grand theft, vandalism over $400, and arson of property, according to a news release from the DA’s office.

All three charges are felonies, and Jimenez could face more than five years in prison if convicted as charged, the DA’s office said.

The 35-year-old stole the money on Nov. 28, and then burned the ATM on Dec. 1, according to the DA’s  release.

A total of $120,000 was stolen from the ATM, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Jimenez was arrested on Feb. 15 after he was hired by the Sheriff’s Department as a recruit, the DA ‘s office said. Jimenez was hired as a cadet and started training on Dec. 18, the Sheriff’s Department previously confirmed.

Jimenez is scheduled to appear in court in San Fernando on Thursday.

The Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the case, the DA’s office said.