Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on Wednesday returned $50,000 in stolen wages to seven workers whose earnings were purloined by their former employer.

The repayment is the first-ever by the office since the D.A. created a Stolen Wage Fund in February as part of a one-year pilot program. The fund is seeded by the D.A.’s Criminal Justice Investment Initiative in partnership with the New York State Department of Labor.