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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 mystery surrounding a list of missing antiquities, with the arrest of one of its night…

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 received a tip from the legal department in the High Council of Antiques that an…

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 court papers and an ex-business partner. Ezra Chowaiki opened Chowaiki & Co. gallery on Park…

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 the museum’s vault and smuggled them out in his pockets before selling them to a…

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 ultimately end in artistic tragedy—a Salvador Dalí painting presumed dead—but it was a surreal turn of events…

Cartier diamond ring worth £750,000 lost by British Museum. Lost? Or stolen?

The British Museum has revealed that it lost a £750,000 diamond ring in 2011, raising concerns about the museum’s security procedures. The Cartier ring went missing from the central London museum, but the circumstances behind its disappearance six years ago are unclear. The police were called but they decided not to take the matter further. Another search took place…

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 more then a dozen works of art, announced Joon H. Kim, Acting United States Attorney…

insider theft – Brazil suffers biggest rare book heist in national history

Brazil suffers biggest rare book heist in national history plus55.com/brazil-culture/2017/05/biggest-rare-book-heist By plus55 The Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ) suffered the largest rare book heist in Brazilian history. Last year, 303 works disappeared from the shelves of the prestigious university’s Pedro Calmon Library. Many pieces dated back to colonial times. Among the stolen artifacts were 16…

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 carcere per scontare una condanna a 7 anni per concorso esterno, sequestrarono 20mila libri. Tra i…

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 defendants in a high-profile trial that opened in March over a complicated web of thefts…

€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, said that for nine years, he was compulsively taking the books and hoarding them in…

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 nearly €200,000 from the National Library of Ireland has received a suspended sentence. Lawyers for…

Insider theft – Jail for woman who plundered famous photo prints

Jail for woman who plundered famous photo prints www.philly.com/philly/news/20160603_Jail_for_woman_who_plundered_famous_photo_prints.html By Justine McDaniel Bree DeStephano, 33, of York, was sentenced to 9 to 23 months in prison Thursday for stealing prints t from the award-winning Chester County photographer who snapped National Geographic’s famous Afghan Girl portrait. A York County woman was sentenced to 9 to 23…

Uzbekistan: Scandal Descends on Jewel of Avant-Garde Art | News | The Moscow Times

It was supposed to be a day of festivities at a world-famous art museum out in the desert of western Uzbekistan. Instead, the stench of scandal sullied the occasion. As dignitaries assembled in the region of Karakalpakstan on Sept. 4 to celebrate the centenary of Igor Savitsky, the founder of a museum housing a stunning…

Uzbekistan: Scandal Descends on Jewel of Avant-Garde Art | News | The Moscow Times

It was supposed to be a day of festivities at a world-famous art museum out in the desert of western Uzbekistan. Instead, the stench of scandal sullied the occasion. As dignitaries assembled in the region of Karakalpakstan on Sept. 4 to celebrate the centenary of Igor Savitsky, the founder of a museum housing a stunning…

History museum volunteer charged with scheme to steal historical documents | wivb.com

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man with access to documents of historical value is charged with a scheme to take and sell them across state lines.Officials say they uncovered the scheme after Daniel Witek, 52, attempted to cross state lines with stolen documents by famous Buffalo entrepreneur Anson Conger Goodyear. Witek, a volunteer with the Buffalo…

History museum volunteer charged with scheme to steal historical documents | wivb.com

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man with access to documents of historical value is charged with a scheme to take and sell them across state lines.Officials say they uncovered the scheme after Daniel Witek, 52, attempted to cross state lines with stolen documents by famous Buffalo entrepreneur Anson Conger Goodyear. Witek, a volunteer with the Buffalo…

Los Angeles police seeking 9 Warhol prints that were stolen, replaced with copies – 680 NEWS

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Police are looking for nine Andy Warhol prints they say were stolen from a Los Angeles business and replaced with copies.The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1UHZkbW ) says the silk-screen prints, signed by Warhol and valued at $350,000, apparently were stolen from the fourth floor of a commercial business sometime in the…

Insider theft – Dreister Diebstahl: Wachmann stahl massig Porzellan aus Museum – B.Z. Berlin

Dreister Diebstahl: Wachmann stahl massig Porzellan aus Museum – B.Z. Berlin http://www.bz-berlin.de/tatorte/wachmann-stahl-massig-porzellan-aus-museum-article1645300.html February 27, 2013 26. Februar 2013 18:12 Uhr, B.Z./dpa/epd | Aktualisiert 18:12 Über 100 Exponate soll der Mann aus dem Schloss Charlottenburg gestohlen haben. Teile wurden weiterverkauft.Ein Wachmann soll mehr als 100 Exponate aus Porzellan aus dem Schloss Charlottenburg gestohlen haben. Seine Lebensgefährtin (22) und deren Schwester…

Former Ala museum director sentenced on theft – WDEF News 12

Former Ala museum director sentenced on theft – WDEF News 12 http://www.wdef.com/news/state/story/Former-Ala-museum-director-sentenced-on-theft/5pfj3MBSqkuPWETjO241fw.cspx February 26, 2013 NORTHPORT, Ala. (AP) — The former director of a Tuscaloosa County museum has pleaded guilty to first-degree theft for stealing from the operation. Sara Anne Gibson admitted stealing thousands of dollars while working at the Kentuck Art Center in Northport…