Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Student Assistant Position Open at Drew University?

Doesn't appear to be.

Link to March 16 New York Times article, "Student is Accused of Stealing and Selling Valuable Historic Letters".

Excerpt:  William John Scott is a freshman at Drew University. He studies political science. He plays defense on the lacrosse team. He describes himself on Facebook as a night person who likes to party.

But federal prosecutors say he is something else: a busy archives thief who stole famous letters written by a founder of the United Methodist Church and world leaders, including Abraham Lincoln and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek.

Mr. Scott pilfered the letters while working part time at the university archives, the prosecutors said. He sold some of them for thousands of dollars, and left others sitting in a dresser drawer, where F.B.I. agents found them after executing a search warrant of his dorm room on Saturday. (On Facebook, Mr. Scott says he likes to keep the room “not a complete mess.”)

William John Scott is from Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

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