BPT Fire Captain Charged With Larceny

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(Bridgeport, Conn./WTIC) - A high-ranking Bridgeport firefighter is under arrest, charged with stealing from the account fire department's minority organization.

Under arrest is 43-year-old fire Captain Darrian Penix.

He is the past president of the Firebird Society of Bridgeport.  

Police say on Monday, they were notified by the organization's vice president of a larceny.

Detectives say Penix stole over $15,000 through the Firebirds debit and credit card accounts.

Penix allegedly used the funds for person use, including trips and car repairs.

He is charged with second-degree larceny.  Bond was set at $50,000.