Assistant antique dealer sold a collection worth almost 42 million roubles

In the theft of hundreds of Antiques at a cost of 41.8 million rubles suspect 39-year-old Muscovite. Her former employer, a famous collector from Germany and accuses of the fact that a woman unbeknownst to the owner had taken the contents of two warehouses on Kashirsky proezd, and then resold for pennies.

photo: Alexander Chernushenko

As told “MK” he 62-year-old antique dealer, a young woman he hired about seven years ago. A worker had to help him with small things: answer calls, participate in exhibitions, and most importantly to take care of the exhibits, stored in the warehouse.

For a couple of months before the theft, it was a conflict, – said the victim. – I learned that she potorgovat people things behind my back. In addition, somewhere during this time she started seeing a criminal element who is, like previously sat for fraud. In November, I flew from Moscow to Germany, and only in the spring found that my warehouses were empty! Took everything: porcelain, vases, chandeliers, even a fireplace of the 19th century with the coat of arms of the noble houses of Western Europe, value 26 thousand Euro! As told local workers: it is not sparing throwing expensive paintings and carpets right in the back of the truck.

Then the man wrote a statement to the police, but the case was never prosecuted. A new round of history, received this weekend. Come to the exhibition of Antiques in Moscow, collector of European furniture, suddenly recognized one of the exhibits the chandelier that was in his collection. On the question of retired salesman from St. Petersburg unashamedly said that he purchased it and another 21 piece of furniture from his former employee.

On this fact the police is now being tested, the question on excitation of criminal case.

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