Drew University archive thief admits stealing historical documents from United Methodist Archives Center

Posted by admin on Jan 6, 2011

A former Drew University student pleaded guilty this week to stealing valuable historical documents from the university’s United Methodist Archives Center while working there as a paid student assistant.

William Scott, of Longmeadow, Mass., admitted Tuesday in U.S. District Court to stealing a number of items from the archives, including letters from presidents of the United States and a 1766 letter written by one of the founders of Methodism, which is worth about $5,000.

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