Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Thief Pleads Guilty in Scottish Archive Case

Another thief, this one from across the pond. The BBC reports today that Oliver Fallon, 40, pleaded guilty this week to stealing nearly 300 items (worth £26,400) from the Scottish Catholic Archives in Edinburgh. Fallon reportedly gained access to the materials by telling staff at the facility that he was a post-graduate student.

Fallon, who is from London, made five trips to the Scottish Catholic Archives in July of 2006. Archivists there "only realised he had stolen from them when Fallon was arrested for a similar crime in London and told police he had done the same in Edinburgh."

Sentencing is scheduled for next month. More on the earlier case if I can find it.

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