Former Warner Bros. Employee Found Guilty of Stealing “Harry Potter” Merchandise to Sell on eBay
Adam Hill, a former employee of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, has been convicted of stealing and selling Harry Potter merchandise online.
Hill was working for Warner Bros. Studio Tour London in Hertfordshire, England, when it was discovered he was stealing Harry Potter products from the studio. Many of the items included wands, ties, badges, and key rings. After taking the merchandise from the studio, Hill was selling them from his eBay account.
In March 2018, Hill’s colleagues became suspicious of his activities when they noticed Harry Potter products accumulating around Hill’s desk. An internal investigation began when the suspect’s coworkers brought their concerns to a superior. When Hill’s home and car were searched, authorities seized several more stolen products, many of which were packaged and ready to be shipped. The investigation later revealed that Hill had stolen and sold 1,040 items with a value totaling an amount of £36,935 (US$48,436). It was reported that Hill had been sneaking Harry Potter merchandise to sell from December 2017 until he was caught in March 2018.
With the evidence piling up against him, he confessed. Authorities have sentenced Adam Hill, age 35, to 18 months probation and 250 hours of community service work.
It’s probably best to stick with the day job when possible.