Textbook thieves sentenced

Two Texas men will serve time in federal prison for stealing thousands of dollars worth of textbooks from UW-Green Bay and other college campuses. Thanks to the work of University Police and CIT staff members, the thieves were arrested with enough evidence for prosecution. Ryan Lewis and Genesis Abellar were arrested in Texas in August 2017 following an investigation which revealed the two had stolen more than $12,000 worth of textbooks from the offices of professors at UW-Green Bay in June of that year. The pair were found to have committed similar crimes at UW-Whitewater, UW-Stout and UW-River Falls, as well as at colleges in Minnesota, North Dakota, Arizona, New Mexico and Washington. The Green Bay Press-Gazette has more.