A Milton man has been arrested for felony theft after he allegedly stole hundreds of fishing rods, reels and other equipment from Lewes Harbour Marina over the last several years.
Thomas J. Serbin (51) was a longtime employee at Lewes Harbour Marina, serving the last two years as store manager. On July 2, Lewes Police received a complaint alleging Serbin had stolen a large number of items from the business.
Police obtained a warrant and searched Serbin’s home on July 12, when they found 115 fishing rods, 125 high-end fishing reels, more than 50,000 yards of high-end fishing line, hundreds of saltwater fishing lures and other tackle, and other fishing equipment and merchandise. The estimated value of the items is more than $100,000.
Serbin was charged with felony theft and released on bail.
The Attorney General’s Office is reviewing the case for an upgrade of charges. Police suspect, he was bartering and selling the items.
Lewes Police continue to investigate the case. Anyone who received property from Serbin is asked to contact Lewes Police at 302-645-6264 or Lewes Harbour Marina at 302-645-6227. Police say anything received that Serbin may have said was gifted to him or a promotional item from manufacturers is likely stolen.