US archive thief foiled by collector David Goldin

A US recording enthusiast unmasked a thief after finding a one-of-a-kind Babe Ruth recording on eBay — that he had donated to the National Archives.

J David Goldin, 69, bought another record from the seller and tracked the return address to a Maryland home.

The thief turned out to be the employee he handed the recording of the baseball legend to 30 years earlier.

Leslie Charles Waffen has admitted stealing thousands of sound recordings from the Archives.

He was sentenced on Thursday to 18 months in prison — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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