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.
Information from: The Saratogian, http://www.saratogian.com
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