Category: insider theft

Vast Theft of Antiquarian Books Sends a Shudder Through a Cloistered World of Dealers

nytimes.com/2018/08/28/books/rare-book-theft-carnegie-library-pittsburgh.html By Sarah MervoshAugust 28, 2018 A rare books dealer thought he had gotten lucky in 2013 when he managed to acquire a 1787 French first edition — inscribed by Thomas Jefferson when he was ambassador to France. “If someone…

Insider theft – Greek museum employee arrested over looted antiquities

neoskosmos.com/en/116107/greek-museum-employee-arrested-over-looted-antiquities May 28, 2018 News / Greece Located in Santorini, the museum’s night watchman was found to be stealing precious antiquities from the storage room 28 May 2018 11:49am An archaeological museum located on the Greek island of Santorini has solved its…

Insider theft museum – Former Egyptian Museum official to be prosecuted for theft

egypttoday.com/Article/4/50100/Former-Egyptian-Museum-official-to-be-prosecuted-for-theft Cairo – 15 May 2018: The Administrative Prosecution ordered the prosecution of the former head of the fifth department of the Egyptian Museum in the High Council of Antiques for allegations of theft of an antique. The administrative prosecutors…

Art dealer accused of stealing $10M in clients’ art to pay debts

nypost.com/2017/11/23/art-dealer-accused-of-stealing-10m-in-clients-art-to-pay-debts/ A smooth-talking self-promoter who went from working for his father-in-law’s ice-cream company to launching a Park Avenue gallery that featured masterpieces by Picasso and Matisse is accused of stealing $10 million worth of art from unsuspecting clients, according to…

Stockholm museum employee ‘stole exhibits worth 1.2 million kronor’ – The Local

thelocal.se/20171107/stockholm-museum-employee-admits-stealing-exhibits-worth-12-million-kronor 07/11/2017 A former employee of a Stockholm museum has been charged with theft after he admitted stealing the museum’s exhibits. The man, who worked at the Royal Coin Cabinet in the capital’s old town, said he stole coins from…

Insider theft – The Prison Guards Who Stole a Salvador Dalí Painting

thedailybeast.com/the-prison-guards-who-stole-a-salvador-dali-painting 01/10/2017 They were supposed to be watching the prisoners, ensuring that the men stayed out of trouble while they did time for their crimes. Instead, four guards at Rikers Island decided to commit a crime of their own. Their scheme would…

Insider theft – STOLEN ARTWORK FROM PROMINENT NEW YORK COLLECTION IS ILLEGALLY SOLD BY QUEENS MAN

empirestatenews.net/2017/07/24/stolen-artwork-from-prominent-new-york-collection-is-illegally-sold-by-queens-man/ 2 days ago By JUSTICE CAMPBELL On July 20th, 2017 Queens, New York resident, LEON ZINDER, pled guilty in a Manhattan federal court to the interstate sale of stolen property in connection with his theft and attempted sale of…

Marcello Dell’Utri, procura di Napoli chiede il processo per peculato per i libri spariti dalla biblioteca Girolamini – Il Fatto Quotidiano

Marcello Dell’Utri, procura di Napoli chiede il processo per peculato per i libri spariti dalla biblioteca Girolamini ilfattoquotidiano.it/2016/09/26/marcello-dellutri-procura-di-napoli-chiede-il-processo-per-peculato-per-i-libri-spariti-dalla-biblioteca-girolamini/3057798/ 9/26/2016 Giustizia & Impunità Il suo amore per i libri è noto. Tanto che nessuno si stupì quando a Marcello Dell’Utri, in…

Sentences handed down in high-profile case over Drouot thefts

Sentences handed down in high-profile case over Drouot thefts theartnewspaper.com/market/sentences-handed-down-in-high-profile-case-over-drouot-thefts/ The “cols rouges” are named after the red collars of the art handlers’ uniform. Photo: MaxPPP/Christophe Petit Tesson On Tuesday, 6 September, the Paris Criminal Court convicted 38 of 49…

€200k worth of books stolen

€200k worth of books stolen irishexaminer.com/ireland/200k-worth-of-books-stolen-412809.html Thursday, July 28, 2016 A former librarian who stole hundreds of rare, antique books worth nearly €200,000 from the National Library of Ireland has received a suspended sentence. Lawyers for John Nulty, aged 37,…

Former librarian who stole hundreds of rare antique books worth nearly €200,000 from the National Library of Ireland avoids jail

Former librarian who stole hundreds of rare antique books worth nearly €200,000 from the National Library of Ireland avoids jail independent.ie/irish-news/courts/former-librarian-who-stole-hundreds-of-rare-antique-books-worth-nearly-200000-from-the-national-library-of-ireland-avoids-jail-34917199.html Published 27/07/2016 | 15:07 2National Library of Ireland A former librarian who stole hundreds of rare antique books worth…

Kunstroof jarenlang onopgemerkt

De diefstal van negen werken van Andy Warhol in Los Angeles is jarenlang onopgemerkt gebleven. De eigenaar merkte pas dat de zeefdrukken waren vervangen door kleurenkopieën toen ze uit hun lijst werden gehaald. De afbeeldingen uit de series Endangered Species…