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Baltimore police charged 63-year-old author Barry Landau and 24-year-old Jason Savedoff with theft of more than $100,000. The FBI is involved in the investigation under a federal statute that covers thefts from museums.

A society employee told responding officers that he believed Savedoff had been stealing documents.

Court records state a search of a locker Savedoff had a key to turned up 60 documents signed out by Landau, including documents signed by President Abraham Lincoln valued at $300,000, inaugural ball invitations and programs valued at $500,000 and a signed Statue of Liberty commemoration valued at $100,000.

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