A former employee of the National Institutes of Health pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft of government property.
Christopher Dame, 50, admitted storing equipment he took from the agency in storage units in Montgomery County, Maryland, and selling them on eBay.
A former 20-year employee of NIH’s Medical Arts Division, Dame worked as a visual information specialist, designing, photographing and displaying informational posters on its Bethesda campus.
Dame admitted regularly stealing medical research equipment, photography equipment and printing supplies from January 2013 through January 2017, according to his plea agreement. He also tricked coworkers into buying surplus ink for him to steal and sell online.