SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Georgia man is facing felony grand theft charges for stealing more than $200,000 worth of prized Star Wars vintage action figures from a California nonprofit museum.
Steve Sansweet is the founder of Rancho Obi-Wan in Petaluma, California, where roughly 400,000 pieces of memorabilia are stored and shown to visitors.READ MORE: El Dorado County Braces For Flooding After Caldor Fire
Sansweet says that more than 100 pieces were stolen starting from 2015 to 2016 by a friend who stayed at the compound four times during that period.
Police later arrested 45-year-old Carl Edward Cunningham. In March, the Sonoma County District Attorney’s office charged him with felony grand theft. He is free on $25,000 bail.MORE NEWS: Kings Home Opener Brings Life To Downtown, Stresses Business
Neither Cunningham, nor his lawyer, Amy Chapman, returned calls for comment Monday. Cunningham was slated to be in court Monday for a preliminary hearing.