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Charges: Couple stole $80K worth of rare items, including Nazi memorabilia

The memorabilia included an employment record book issued by the German Reich.

A couple accused of stealing $80,000 worth of items, including Nazi memorabilia, four guns, jewelry and a dinosaur tooth, have been charged.

Investigators say Amber Hedstrom, 27, was staying at her dad's Barnesville house in April when she let her boyfriend, 32-year-old Justin Marlen, take things out of the house in a backpack, according to the charges against them.

The items the couple took included: boxing gloves signed by Ken Norton and Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, Nazi and sports memorabilia, coins, a bowie knife, polished rocks and stones, money and coins, jewelry, guns, stamps, gold, a VR device, and a dinosaur tooth, charges say.

The Nazi memorabilia included a sheet of stamps featuring Adolf Hitler, a card with Hitler's image on it, and an employment record book issued by the German Reich, the Grand Forks Herald reports.

Investigators believe the couple stole the items in order to sell them for drug money, the paper adds.

Hedstrom and Marlen were arrested Tuesday after some of the stolen items were found at a home in Detroit Lakes, charges say. They were both charged in Clay County District Court Thursday with nine counts of felony theft.

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