MONONA - A Monona man is in custody after being caught red-handed stealing from his employer Friday.

Monona Police say they arrested 22-year old Jarid Hinz in the act of stealing money from the business he works for on the 5400-block of Monona Drive.

According to police reports, Monona authorities hid inside the business after learning that an employee was a suspect in a string of burglaries, leaving an unused door unlocked after working the night shift to re-enter and steal money.

Hinz has been booked on burglary and theft charges.

Investigators have not said how much money had been stolen from the business in the previous thefts.