Saturday, March 24, 2007

Meet the McTague-Busters

The Evening Sun (PA) has a report today on the brothers who stumbled onto the Denning McTague archives theft case. Dean and Jim Thomas of Thomas Publications (near Gettysburg) began bidding on some of the Civil War documents McTague was selling on eBay ... and then realized that they'd seen some of the items before - in fact, Dean had photocopied one of the documents more than two decades earlier while doing research at the National Archives.

"'I called the Archives to see if they were having a sale,' Dean said with a laugh." Federal agents responded, and worked with the brothers to arrange more purchases from McTague.

Good going, Messrs Thomas.