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Man who stole from NY archives loses museum job

Posted at: 11/15/2012 8:59 AM
By: Andrew Murphy

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - A man who went to prison for stealing hundreds of items from the New York State Archives has been fired from his job in the volunteer-run book store at the state's military museum, home to thousands of artifacts.
    
Lance Ingmire, the president of the volunteer group, tells the Saratogian newspaper he reluctantly fired long-time friend Daniel Lorello Wednesday under orders from unnamed state officials after news reports of his hiring.
    
He says he was trying to give Lorello a chance to "put his life back together" with the $11-an-hour, part-time job.
    
Lorello was a state archivist who pleaded guilty to grand larceny in 2008, admitting to a decade-long spree stealing artifacts from the state Library and selling them on eBay.
    
The museum in Saratoga Springs is operated by the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs.
    
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Information from: The Saratogian, http://www.saratogian.com

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