Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Way back in the autumn, this large painting of Newton Ferrers
in South Devon was happily sitting in The Brownston Gallery
in Modbury when a chap came in and bought it. Turned out
the credit card was either stolen or forged and despite the
gallery double checking with the card company before
proceeding with the sale, the card company accepted it.
Only later when the fraud was uncovered did the card company
take the full amount from the gallery and pass it to the person
whose card had been stolen/forged. The Police were after this
particular gang of art thieves and took up the chase. Well done
the boys in blue...the thieves have been apprehended and two
paintings were recovered. One was mine. Much relief all round.
The painting will be finding it's way back to the gallery any day.