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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…

Insider theft – Ex-Polish president’s waiter on trial over theft of painting

thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/323460,ExPolish-president%E2%80%99s-waiter-on-trial-over-theft-of-painting 31.08.2017 13:39 A former waiter went on trial on Thursday accused of stealing a valuable 19th century painting from the Polish presidential palace. The suspect in a Warsaw court. Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański Prosecutors accuse the suspect of stealing a painting “of special significance” to Polish culture when he worked for the president’s office. The…

Spanish Police Recover ‘Priceless’ Stolen Basquiat in Mallorca | artnet News

news.artnet.com/art-world/spanish-police-recover-priceless-stolen-basquiat-mallorca-1037756 01/08/2017 Last week, Spanish police arrested a 67-year-old woman accused of stealing a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting in Mallorca, according to a release from the police obtained by artnet News. The woman allegedly stole the artwork from an unnamed private collector and entrepreneur based in the town of Alcúdia, with the intention of demanding a ransom for its…