Two men have been indicted in connection with the theft of archive material
from the National Archives. According to the indictment the two made off
with at least 1062 records.
One of the men has also been charged with the theft of material from the Royal
Orders Section at Amalienborg Palace. This was material which had been sent
for security destruction at a company in which the man was employed.
According to the reports, instead of destroying the material, the man took
between 60 and 70 kilogrammes of documents during 2008 and 2009. The
material, some of which is alleged to have been sold, is said to have major
interest for collectors.
It is alleged that the thefts from the National Archives and the former
Regional Archive for Zealand took place from 2009 and until October 24, 2012
when the two were discovered. Some of this material is also said to have
been sold to collectors.
The two – a 53-year-old and a 46-year-old - have also been indicted on weapons
charges in that they were in possession of a collection of non-functional
World War II weapons, according to Prosecutor Kristoffer Petersen.
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