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Museum theft – A MAN hired to put up shelves at Tullie House in Carlisle stole four dolls worth £2,000.

Man admits dolls theft

A MAN hired to put up shelves at Tullie House in Carlisle stole four dolls worth £2,000.

Kevin Taylor, 27, was working at the museum for a contractor last year when he was told by a member of staff that the dolls were valuable.

He took three wax-faced and one pot-faced figures then sold them to an antiques dealer for just £100, Carlisle Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday. The fact that they belonged to Tullie House was discovered when one of the dolls was sold again and the new owner spotted a Carlisle Museums stamp.

The dolls were later recovered and Taylor, of Esther Grove in Wakefield, pleaded guilty to theft. The case was adjourned for reports.

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