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Busted Glenville cop built career in CIA dark arts

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A Scotia native once fired by the Glenville Police Department went on to become the Central Intelligence Agency’s “top burglar and premier lock picker,” according to a new article in Smithsonian magazine. In the 1980s and early 1990s, Douglas Fred Groat was part of a secret CIA unit that burglarized overseas embassies to obtain secret diplomatic codes, according to the article, which appears in the coming October issue. However, after a falling out in which ...

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