GREENBELT, Maryland – A College Park, Maryland, historian had been charged with allegedly stealing records and artifacts from the National Archives and Records Administration, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Here’s an excerpt from the DOJ announcement:

According to the affidavit filed in support of the complaint, between in or about October 2015 and on or about June 9, 2017, (32-year-old Antonin) DeHays, a historian, repeatedly visited the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, and stole dog tags and other documents belonging to U.S. servicemen whose planes had crashed during World War II. DeHays sold the stolen dog tags on eBay. In addition, on at least one occasion, DeHays gave a stolen dog tag assigned to a Tuskegee Airman to a museum in Virginia, in exchange for an opportunity to sit inside a Spitfire airplane.

On June 9, 2017, investigators executed a search warrant at DeHays’s residence and seized six dog tags and other documents that had been stolen from National Archives at College Park, according to court records.

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