Milton man arrested on felony theft charges

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LEWES, Del. – A Milton man has been arrested on felony theft charges after it was discovered that he had been stealing from his place of employment.

The Lewes Police Department received a complaint earlier this month regarding a long time employee, identified as 51-year-old Thomas Serbin, stealing from the Lewes Harbor Marina. Through investigation, it was confirmed that Serbin, who was employed as the store manager for roughly two years, had committed dozens of thefts from the store over the course of his employment.

A search warrant was obtained and executed at Serbin’s residence on July 12th. Investigations found more than $100,000 worth of merchandise stolen from the store, including 115 fishing rods, 125 high-end fishing reels, over 50,000 yards of high-end fishing line, hundreds of items of salt water fishing tackle/lures, and numerous additional items of fishing equipment and merchandise.

Serbin was arrested and charged with one count of felony theft and released on bail.

Police are continuing to investigate this case and say it is believed that Serbin was also selling and bartering property belonging to Lewes Harbor Marina for his personal gain. Police are asking anyone who has received property from Serbin that he alleged to be gifted or promotional items from manufacturers at discounted rates or for barter to contact Lewes PD at 302-645-6264 or Lewes Harbor Marina at 302-645-6227.

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