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Category: library theft

Hungarian map-robbing gang facing prison terms in France

expatica.com/fr/news/country-news/France-trial-theft-maps-Hungary_1872876.html French prosecutors on Thursday sought prison terms of up to seven years for a group of Hungarians on trial over accusations they stole rare maps worth millions of euros from a string of French libraries. Investigators say the suspects, six men and a woman, honed a methodical scheme of presenting fake library cards in…

A criminal who was previously jailed for damaging a €9m Monet painting at the National Gallery is due to be extradited from England

herald.ie/news/courts/vandal-who-punched-9m-monet-to-be-extradited-on-art-theft-charge-36686373.html Ken Foy – 09 March 2018 02:30 AM Andrew Shannon damaging the Monet in the National Gallery in 2012 Andrew Shannon (53) has been serving a short sentence in England for burglary. It can now be revealed that gardai are travelling to London today to escort him back to Dublin after a European arrest…

Biblioteca Girolamini, porte aperte tra gli scaffali semivuoti – Repubblica.it

napoli.repubblica.ithttp://napoli.repubblica.it/cronaca/2015/10/11/news/girolamini_porte_aperte_tra_gli_scaffali_semivuoti-124801739/?ref=HREC1-16 Biblioteca Girolamini, porte aperte tra gli scaffali semivuoti di OTTAVIO LUCARELLI Gli scaffali lignei semivuoti della sala “Giambattista Vico” consegnano l’immagine più forte. Via per quarantott’ore i sigilli, riappare così la Biblioteca dei Girolamini che la Procura ha posto tre anni fa sotto sequestro dopo il saccheggio di migliaia di libri antichi ad opera…

Congreso investigará robo de libros en la Biblioteca Nacional

.:Correo Noticias Perú :. Congreso investigará robo de libros en la Biblioteca Nacional. LIMA | La Comisión de Educación del Congreso acordó hoy investigar a través de una subcomisión especial, el robo sistemático de libros y documentos históricos registrado en la Biblioteca Nacional del Perú (BNP). El acuerdo fue tomado luego que los miembros de la referida comisión,…

Argentina – Roban herencia cultural de cantante de tangos argentino Edmundo Rivero

Roban herencia cultural de cantante de tangos argentino Edmundo Rivero. Cartas manuscritas de los escritores Jorge Luis Borges y Julio Cortázar, grabaciones inéditas y obras de arte, parte de la herencia del cantante de tangos Edmundo Rivero, fueron robados en Argentina, informó este viernes el hijo del artista fallecido hace 25 años. El robo ocurrió entre…

Ravenna, venne rubato nel 1992: libro del XVI secolo torna alla biblioteca Classense

RAVENNA – Torna alla biblioteca Classense di Ravenna un libro antico rubato nel 1992. I Carabinieri del Nucleo Tutela Patrimonio Culturale lo hanno recuperato presso una libreria antiquaria specializzata di Firenze. Le indagini sono partite dalla segnalazione di Donatino Domini, direttore della biblioteca ravennate, in occasione della fiera “Arte libro” di Bologna. I militari, consultando la banca dati…

Holocaust archives snatched – San Antonio Express-News

A volunteer at one of the world’s largest privately held Holocaust archives was arrested here Wednesday, accused of pilfering thousands of priceless documents to sell online. Authorities said Mansal Denton, 20, began volunteering at The Mazal Holocaust Library in Hill Country Village in June 2009, assigned to scan documents to put on the non-profit’s website. He continued to make sporadic appearances…

The Israeli army’s "looting" of books belonging to Palestinian intellectuals is the subject of a documentary being made by Dutch-Israeli film maker Benny Brunner. He claims as many as 30,000 Arabic books and manuscripts, some of them rare and valuable, ended up in Israel’s National Library after the 1948 war.

Brunner’s interest in the story was sparked by an article written by young Israeli academic Gish Amit who stumbled across books while researching his Ph.D. According to Mr Amit, the library “collected” the books from the private collections of Palestinians who fled or were expelled from their homes in 1948. Benny Brunner is now recreating…

The Israeli army’s "looting" of books belonging to Palestinian intellectuals is the subject of a documentary being made by Dutch-Israeli film maker Benny Brunner. He claims as many as 30,000 Arabic books and manuscripts, some of them rare and valuable, ended up in Israel’s National Library after the 1948 war.

Brunner’s interest in the story was sparked by an article written by young Israeli academic Gish Amit who stumbled across books while researching his Ph.D. According to Mr Amit, the library “collected” the books from the private collections of Palestinians who fled or were expelled from their homes in 1948. Benny Brunner is now recreating…

Police say an Ohio State law student stole books from the Moritz Law Library and sold them on Amazon.com Inc. for almost $10,300.

Police: Student stole books from Moritz Law Library to sell on Amazon By Ally Marotti marotti.5@osu.edu Published: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 22:11 Police say an Ohio State law student stole books from the Moritz Law Library and sold them on Amazon.com Inc. for almost $10,300. The suspect has sold about…

Albuquerque, NM USA: Book theft ring busted

Book theft ring busted http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S1703602.shtml?cat=504 Posted at: 08/18/2010 6:11 PM | Updated at: 08/18/2010 8:13 PM By: Kayla Anderson, Eyewitness News 4; Taryn Bianchin, KOB.com Prosecutors tell Eyewitness News 4 they can finally prosecute a theft ring after nearly three years of investigation. The last of seven suspects was arrested on Tuesday in what investigators…

Galveston, TX: Trial in $121,000 library theft begins today

Trial in $121,000 library theft begins today http://galvestondailynews.com/story/168010 By Chris Paschenko The Daily News Published August 9, 2010 GALVESTON — Jury selection is expected to begin today in the trial of the former head of maintenance for Rosenberg Library, who is accused of stealing more than $121,000. Terry Ray Merchant, 52, was accused of unlawfully…

Durham University's stolen manuscripts appeal

Durham University’s stolen manuscripts appeal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wear-10685237 The Poly-Olbion is a poem describing the traditions of England and Wales Durham University has made a renewed appeal for the return of six historic books and manuscripts stolen more than 10 years ago. The items, valued at about £160,000, formed part of an exhibition at the University Library…

Librarian tells of shock at discovery of priceless stolen book

Librarian tells of shock at discovery of priceless stolen book http://news.scotsman.com/world/Librarian-tells-of-shock-at.6375164.jp Published Date: 22 June 2010 By Hugh Macknight A LIBRARIAN described in court yesterday the “heart-dropping” moment he realised a first edition of Shakespeare’s works that he had been asked to authenticate was a priceless text stolen a decade earlier. Staff at the renowned…

Stolen Shakespeare folio is given its day in court

Stolen Shakespeare folio is given its day in court http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/stolen-shakespeare-folio-is-given-its-day-in-court-2004770.html By Hugh Macknight Saturday, 19 June 2010 A valuable Shakespeare first edition stolen from Durham university library in 1998 was displayed in public for the first time in a decade today. The 387-year-old relic, which is at the centre of an international intrigue involving a…

Jobless man 'mutilated' stolen Shakespeare folio

Jobless man ‘mutilated’ stolen Shakespeare folio http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/7835878/Jobless-man-mutilated-stolen-Shakespeare-folio.html A jobless book dealer who posed as a wealthy international playboy “mutilated” a rare Shakespeare first folio to disguise the fact that it was stolen, a court heard. By Richard Savill Published: 4:37PM BST 17 Jun 2010 Rare book dealer Raymond Scott arriving at Newcastle Crown Court for…

Flashy book dealer in limo for Shakespeare trial

Flashy book dealer in limo for Shakespeare trial http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iybh3XBGozJtVAUTu0P… (AP) – 21 hours ago LONDON — A flashy British book dealer accused of stealing a rare first edition of Shakespeare’s plays appeared for trial Wednesday in a silver limousine, sporting a Panama hat and flashing victory signs at reporters. Raymond Scott was accused of stealing…

Man accused of stealing $1M in rare books says they were left to rot

Man accused of stealing $1M in rare books says they were left to rot http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/man_accused_rot_stealing_rare_books_ziGVQlbE5FULqlppVOv7bK By CHUCK BENNETT and LAURA ITALIANO Last Updated: 4:10 PM, June 11, 2010 Posted: 4:10 PM, June 11, 2010 It was trash not treasure. The home-electronics installer accused of pilfering $1 million worth of rare books from a Fifth Avenue…

Library to pay for stolen Jewish books

Library to pay for stolen Jewish books http://austrianindependent.com/news/General_News/2010-06-04/2992/Library_to_pay_for_stolen_Jewish_books The Austrian National Library said it would pay 135,000 euros (164,000 dollars) for thousands of books in its possession that were taken by the Nazis from Jews during World War II. In a symbolic gesture, library director Johanna Rachinger handed over the books to the Austrian National…

Trial for man accused of stealing books

Trial for man accused of stealing books http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5g1AvPg6YLKv7L3YfkCWDknnVs4JA (UKPA) – 23 hours ago A 40-year-old man is to go on trial accused of stealing valuable antique books from a world-famous library in London. William Jacques is charged with stealing 13 volumes of Nouvelle Iconographies des Camellias by Ambroise Verschaffelt from the Royal Horticultural Society’s London…

Feds: Drew U. freshman stole, sold rare documents from Methodist archives

Feds: Drew U. freshman stole, sold rare documents from Methodist archives Daily Record MADISON – A Drew University freshman appeared in U.S. District Court today in connection with his arrest for the theft of ancient, historical and cultural documents from the university’s United Methodist Archives Center, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. William J. Scott, 18,…

Thief targets rare books in theft from Northwich Library

INVALUABLE historical books have been stolen from Northwich Library in an act branded as ‘selfish’ by library staff. The thieves stole eight titles from a locked glass cabinet, while the library, in Witton Street, was open to the public. Sandra Taubinger, library manager, said: “It’s upset everybody here – it’s soul-destroying. “It’s a very selfish…

Arrest over theft of £50,000 work on camellias from RHS library

Arrest over theft of £50,000 work on camellias from RHS library Chris Smyth A former accountant suspected of stealing a rare 13-volume work on camellias from the Royal Horticultural Society library has been arrested. William Jacques, 40, a Cambridge graduate, is alleged to have stolen the books, worth about £50,000, from the RHS Lindley Library…

Are you hoping to have some art stolen? Move to the United Kingdom. That’s the message of a new report by the Art Loss Register (ALR), an industry group that tracks lost and stolen pieces of art. According to their records, the U.K. is home to more thefts than any other country on the planet, more than doubling the runner-up, the United States.

The World’s Most Dangerous Places to Own Art Published: November 10, 2009 NEW YORK— Are you hoping to have some art stolen? Move to the United Kingdom. That’s the message of a new report by the Art Loss Register (ALR), an industry group that tracks lost and stolen pieces of art. According to their records,…

A former Maryland resident admitted Monday that he tried to steal hundreds of books from the Library of Congress by pretending to represent a nonprofit called “The Book Exchange.”

Maryland Man Admits Stealing LOC Books Nov. 9, 2009, 5:34 p.m. By Emily Yehle Roll Call Staff A former Maryland resident admitted Monday that he tried to steal hundreds of books from the Library of Congress by pretending to represent a nonprofit called “The Book Exchange.” Vince Edward Karl Wells, 42, pled guilty to one…

LONDON — British prosecutors say a flamboyant book dealer accused of stealing a rare First Folio of Shakespeare's plays will face trial next summer.

Man faces trial over alleged Shakespeare theft  LONDON — British prosecutors say a flamboyant book dealer accused of stealing a rare First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays will face trial next summer. Raymond Scott is accused of stealing the manuscript from Durham University’s library in northern England in 1998. Scott denies a charge of theft and…

Making libraries secure

Security of every book’ is one of the first concerns of libraries across the US. Thus they deploy scalable and reliable security systems that help librarians manage books and inventory. The average rate of book loss in the US libraries in a year is a mere 4%, whereas in India due to the lack of…

A thief, who has already made off with nearly 70 priceless maps and documents from a number of Spanish libraries, and who was arrested by the Guardia Civil on Friday, had planned a route of robberies across the rest of Spain and abroad.

Multiple map thief behind bars  By: thinkSpain , Wednesday, August 12, 2009   A thief, who has already made off with nearly 70 priceless maps and documents from a number of Spanish libraries, and who was arrested by the Guardia Civil on Friday, had planned a route of robberies across the rest of Spain and abroad. Z.V., a 47-year-old Hungarian, had marked…

Spain – El ladrón de mapas antiguos robó páginas de ocho libros de Navarra / Among the copies seized by the Guardia Civil is the first modern atlas, Theatrum orbis terrarum "(1579)

El ladrón de mapas antiguos robó páginas de ocho libros de Navarra   Google translation: http://snipurl.com/ppm7j – Siete de los libros se conservan en el Archivo General, que visitó en dos ocasiones, y el octavo en la Biblioteca de la UN  – Entre los ejemplares incautados por la Guardia Civil está el primer atlas moderno,…

Spain – El ladrón de mapas antiguos robó páginas de ocho libros de Navarra / Among the copies seized by the Guardia Civil is the first modern atlas, Theatrum orbis terrarum "(1579)

El ladrón de mapas antiguos robó páginas de ocho libros de Navarra   Google translation: http://snipurl.com/ppm7j – Siete de los libros se conservan en el Archivo General, que visitó en dos ocasiones, y el octavo en la Biblioteca de la UN  – Entre los ejemplares incautados por la Guardia Civil está el primer atlas moderno,…

Iranian scholar, Farhad Hakimzadeh, who stole pages from priceless books at Oxford's Bodleian library and the British Library has had his sentence halved

Book page thief sentence halved. Published: 2009/04/29. An Iranian scholar who stole pages from priceless books at Oxford’s Bodleian library and the British Library has had his sentence halved. Farhad Hakimzadeh, 61, of Knightsbridge, central London, pleaded guilty to 14 counts of theft and was jailed for two years in January 2009. Judges at the…

Suburban Library District President Indicted, Charged with Theft

Suburban Library District President Indicted, Charged with Theft Written by Press Release Friday, 03 April 2009 01:31 Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)–April 2, 2009. A south suburban library district official has been indicted and charged with stealing more than $135,000 in district funds that she allegedly used to gamble at riverboat casinos, according to the Office of Cook…