A historian is charged with stealing the dog tags of the AMERICAN servicemen whose aircraft crashed in the second world War from the National Archives and selling them on eBay.
The U. S. attorney’s office in Maryland says in a press release that the 32-year-old Antonin DeHays of College Park, Maryland, was indicted for the theft of government records in federal court Tuesday.
According to a statement, DeHays repeatedly visited the National Archives in College Park. Prosecutors say that he stole the dog tags and other documents.
Authorities say the dog tags of a downed Tuskegee airman were stolen and DeHays “donated” to a museum in Virginia.
Prosecutors say a search of DeHays’ home led to the recovery of the missing documents from the National Archives.
No phone number could be found for DeHays.