- An employee at the Harry Potter Studio Tour was sentenced on Friday for stealing $48,000 worth in merchandise and selling it on eBay.
- Adam Hills stole a total of 1,040 items between December 2017 and March 2018.
- He was caught after colleagues noticed merchandise appearing and disappearing from under his desk.
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An employee at the Harry Potter Studio Tour in the UK has been charged with stealing almost £37,000 ($48,000) in merchandise during their employment there, the Crown Prosecution Service announced on Friday.
The Harry Potter Studio Tour is a tourist destination on the outskirts of London where fans can go and see how the hit movies were made.
Between December 2017 and March 2018 35-year-old Adam Hill stole 1,040 items including wands, ties, badges and key rings, and sold them on eBay. At one point Hill was sending the parcels from the company’s own post room.
He was caught after colleagues started to notice merchandise popping up and then disappearing underneath Hills’ desk.
Police officers searched Hills’ home in Cambridgeshire as well as his car, where they found 12 packages ready to be posted.
Hills pleaded guilty to the theft on November 27 and was sentenced on Friday to a suspended prison sentence of 14 months plus 250 hours of community service.