FAIRFIELD - A former Fairfield bank teller is facing charges after police say he stole more than $15,000.

Frederick Applewhite was arrested over the weekend.

Police say Applewhite was fired after the theft was discovered at the HSBC on the Post Road in April.

Police say when they confronted Applewhite, he admitted taking the money and claimed he had used it to pay his rent and car loan.