No Time in Clink For Copper Theft

A former employee of Mystic Seaport has been spared the stocks for stealing and reselling $45,000 worth of copper wire.

Cindy Snarski, former facilities director for the Seaport, was spared prison time Wednesday when she was sentenced to five years of probation in New London Superior Court.

The 35-year-old Norwich resident pleaded guilty in October 2008 to first-degree larceny.  Snarski agreed to repay $35,420 to the Seaport’s insurance company over the next 10 years. 

 She faces up to three years in prison if she violates the terms of her probation.

The stolen copper wire was intended for the museum’s buildings.  Snarski had worked at Mystic Seaport for about a year when she ordered the wire without authorization and then sold it to scrap yards.

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