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Lego thief pleads guilty

BOSTON (AP) — A Burlington man who stole books, Legos and other items from retail stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire then resold them online for about half their retail cost has pleaded guilty.

Federal prosecutors say 67-year-old John Strang pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to interstate transportation of stolen property.

Prosecutors say Strang shoplifted as much as $600,000 worth of goods — primarily books, audiobooks and Legos — from various stores since 2007.

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