The FBI and NASA Office of Inspector General today
announced the arrest of three student employees of the NASA
Johnson Space Center, Houston, in connection with the theft
of lunar and meteorite samples.

The employees — Thad Roberts, Tiffany Fowler and Shae Saur –
– were summer employees and have been dismissed from their
respective student employment programs based on their
involvement in the case.

Johnson Space Center notified the FBI and NASA Inspector
General of the possible theft on July 15. Further inquiries
about the investigation should be directed to the NASA Office
of Inspector General (Paul Shawcross at 202/358-2558) or the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (Sara Oates at 813/272-8236).