WASHINGTON – Police say a volunteer at the Kennedy Center stole two presidential seals, including one that was taken from then-President Barack Obama's seating area after his final Kennedy Center Honors.
U.S. Park Police announced Thursday that they arrested Daniel Lewin of Washington and charged him with four counts of first-degree theft.
A presidential seal is the disc-like object used to adorn a podium when the president is speaking. It wasn't immediately clear what the seals were used for at the performing arts center in the nation's capital.
Park Police spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Rose says one of the seals was stolen from Obama's presidential box hours after the Honors ceremony in December. The other was stolen in 2015.
Lewin's phone number was unlisted and it wasn't clear whether he had an attorney.