Man Sentenced For Stealing More Than 1,000 Pieces Of Harry Potter Memorabilia

by Jeremy Spirogis
Man Sentenced For Stealing More Than 1,000 Pieces Of Harry Potter Memorabilia

There will at all times be Harry Potter followers searching for wands to name their very own and apparel to pronounce which Hogwarts home they lay declare on. One former Warner Bros. studio worker will now spend 18 months in a UK jail on account of his exploitation of merchandise reminiscent of this from the favored movie collection!

On Friday, 35-year-old Adam Hill was sentenced to jail time, suspension from Warner Bros. Studios, and 250 hours of unpaid work at St. Albans Crown Court for stealing $41,000 value of Harry Potter merchandise and promoting over 1,040 gadgets of wands, ties, badges, key rings and such on his private eBay account. Hill stole gadgets from the Warner Bros stockroom whereas he was an worker at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden Hertfordshire, England.

He was found in March 2018 after his work collaegues began noticing merchandise showing and disappearing from beneath his desk and later instructed their superiors. The thefts dated again from December 2017, per a report from Crown Prosecution Service. An inside investigation adopted, the place police discovered 12 packages of Harry Potter merchandise packaged and able to ship in his automotive and his eBay operation stocked with the stolen gadgets and packing containers in his dwelling.

There had been apparently “thousands” on set, so it wasn’t an enormous deal, however when folks reminiscent of Adam Hill have bought merch, no marvel he was turned away. The late Alan Rickman was supposedly the actual slick Rick on set, stealing away the Gringotts cash on the primary day on the film.

Up subsequent for the franchise is the third Fantastic Beasts film starring Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander. The film is predicted to start capturing quickly forward of its November 12, 2021 launch date after some script remodeling was finished.

In the meantime, in case you purchased some Harry Potter merchandise on eBay final 12 months, it might completely be stolen!

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