The Associated Press

BANGOR — A Bangor man who volunteered at the city library has been sentenced to six months in jail for stealing $31,000 worth of Civil War-era photographs and other historical memorabilia that belonged to the library.

WABI-TV reports that Russell Graves pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Police started investigating in March when the owner of a city collectibles shop became suspicious when someone tried to sell him 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 28-year-old Graves.

The stolen items were all recovered.

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