A Buckingham Palace staffer pleaded guilty to three counts of theft after he was accused of selling items stolen from the palace on eBay.
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Canto had reportedly been given a new role amid the coronavirus pandemic which allowed him access to offices and other areas of the palace he didn’t usually have access to, the BBC reported.
Canto allegedly listed the items, worth £10,000 and £100,000, on eBay. He ended up making £7,741, prosecutor Simon Maughan said, the outlet reported. (RELATED: REPORT: Prince William Could Be Banned By Queen Elizabeth II From Royal Family Christmas)
One of the alleged items for sale on eBay was the royal state banquet photo album of US President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK. The photo album is reportedly worth £1,500. Canto also allegedly took signed photographs of the Duke of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the BBC reported.
Canto reportedly stole 77 items from the palace shop and stole other items from staff lockers, the Queen’s Gallery shop and the Duke of York’s storeroom, the outlet reported. He faces possible jail time for the theft.