Lester Weber is accused of stealing items from Mariners' Museum in Newport News and selling them on eBay. The former chief archivist for The Mariners' Museum made his first appearance in federal court Tuesday on charges that he stole $160,000 worth of museum property and sold it on eBay.
Lester Weber worked at the museum from 2000 to 2006, rising from archivist to head of archives, where he oversaw a variety of nautical materials. He was dismissed after museum officials accused him of stealing museum pieces and selling them online. The museum filed a $1.35 million civil suit against him in April 2007.
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