The FBI said on Friday that a former federal agent was arrested for allegedly stealing more than $1 million worth in antique kitchen knife paraphernalia from a Detroit-area warehouse.
Investigators arrested Daniel P. Dallaire, 42, of Dearborn Heights, after he allegedly sold more than 1,200 knives, forks, and tongs in the warehouse to a dealer who sent them to China.
He is charged with a felony count of stealing and transporting in interstate commerce.
Dallaire was arrested Thursday after police received a tip about an alleged theft.
He was taken into custody in Detroit.
Investigators believe Dallaires crime spree began in early 2018 and included thefts of antique knives, knives and forks from a warehouse in Dearborn Hills.
The FBI is looking into the possibility that Dallares crimes may be connected to a criminal organization, FBI special agent in charge Richard O’Brien said in a statement.
Dals alleged crimes allegedly include stealing from the FBI and other federal agencies, as well as from several different states.
Dalstrong, a former FBI agent, was also indicted by a grand jury in October 2018.
Dalstrong worked at the FBI’s Detroit office from 2008 to 2016, according to a news release from the Detroit Police Department.
He also worked for the U.S. Army and the U: Army.
He graduated from the U of M in 1974 and received his law degree in 1985 from Michigan State University.
Dalsh was hired in 2009, and was promoted to deputy assistant director in February 2017.
He joined the FBI in 2018 after working as a field agent in the U.: Army.