Numlock News: August 27, 2021 • Fake Antiqui…

By Walt Hickey Have a great weekend! Antiquities Earlier this month the Manhattan District Attorney’s office charged an antiques dealer with scheming to defraud, grand larceny, criminal possession of a forged instrument, forgery, and criminal simulation after the dealer allegedly hawked fake antiquities that were, in fact, modern copies he fussed up and “aged” in a backroom. The marks were novice collectors, and investigators say the showroom was packed with hundreds of counterfeit artifacts and the storage room full of thousands at various points in an assembly-line process of distressing. Some items for sale on the website late last year and early this year include

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