By Caleb Hutton
A former employee of a Bellingham luxury hotel must serve two weeks in jail for stealing eight TVs from his employer’s storage room.
The flat-screen televisions were reported stolen from a storage facility at the Hotel Bellwether on March 25, 2010. The facility was surrounded with a chain link fence and secured by a padlock. Police didn’t notice any sign of forced entry.
Five days later police discovered James Marchant, 37, an employee of the Bellwether, had pawned six TVs at Bellingham pawn shops the previous December and January, according to court records. The serial numbers matched the stolen TVs.
Marchant was sentenced in August to two weeks in jail for theft in the first degree. He started serving that sentence last week. Prosecutors recommended he serve his time on a work crew. He also has to pay back $1,500 to the hotel.
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