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Gettysburg man charged with theft was sheriff's deputy

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GETTYSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Gettysburg man charged in the theft of at least $82,000 worth of military merchandise was an Adams County sheriff's deputy.

Richard James Holliday, 36, was hired as a part-time deputy in June and resigned last week when the allegations surfaced, according to Sheriff James Muller.

Muller told abc27 News on Thursday that he is was shocked by Holliday's arrest. He said the former deputy passed every background check when he was hired.

State police announced Tuesday that they had charged Holliday with theft and receiving stolen property after troopers searched his home and recovered firearms, photographs, metals and other collector's items from the Civil War, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War.

Police said the merchandise had been stolen from The Union Drummer Boy, where Holliday had been an employee.

The merchandise seized from the home was valued at $82,000, but police believe Holliday either sold or traded additional items he took from the shops.

 

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