Milton Man Accused of Stealing $100,000 in Fishing Gear from Lewes Harbor Marina – First State Update
Lewes Police have charged a man with felony theft after his employer filed a complaint, according to Chief Thomas Spell.
Spell said on July 2, 2022, the Lewes Police Department received a complaint that a two-year-old employee was robbing Lewes Harbor Marina located on Anglers Road in Lewes.
Detective Casey Crapps was able to confirm that Thomas Serbin, 51, of Milton, the store manager, had during his employment committed dozens of thefts from the store, Spell said.
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A search warrant was obtained and executed on July 12 at Serbin’s home. During the search, members of the Lewes Police Department recovered more than $100,000 in stolen merchandise from the store, according to Spell. The stolen product consisted of 115 fishing rods, 125 high-end fishing reels, more than 50,000 meters of high-end fishing line, hundreds of saltwater fishing tackle / lures and many other equipment and goods fishing, Spell said.
Serbin was arrested and charged with one count of felon-level theft and released on bail. The case will be reviewed with the Attorney General’s office for a possible upgrade.
Spell said detectives believed Serbin was also selling and bartering property belonging to the Lewes Harbor marina. Police are asking anyone who has received goods from Serbin at their residence or at discounted rates or for barter to contact the Lewes Police Department at 645-6264.