Probation for Man who Stole from Museum

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - A former employee accused of stealing $12,000 in artifacts from the Cedar Falls Historical Society museum has been given probation.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier says a judge on Friday sentenced David Arnold, of Waterloo, to 10 years in prison, but suspended it to two to five years. The judge ordered Arnold to spend a year at a residential facility. He will remain in custody until a bed is available at the center.

Authorities say Arnold took guns, bayonets and other items from the museum, where he worked as a janitor.

The museum reported the theft in April. Arnold was charged in May.
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