- Associated Press - Thursday, March 6, 2014

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A Bangor man who volunteered at the city library has been charged with stealing $31,000 worth of the library’s collection of Civil War-era photographs and other historical memorabilia.

Russell Graves was arrested Wednesday and charged with theft.

Police started investigating late last month when a man entered a city collectibles shop and tried to sell the photographs and World War II posters.

The suspicious shopkeeper refused the items and called the library, which checked its collection and discovered the theft.

A woman entered the same store the next day and again tried to sell the items. This time police were ready and traced the photos to the 27-year-old Graves.

All the stolen things were recovered.

Graves is being held in jail and it wasn’t clear if he had a lawyer.

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