Man arrested for trying to sell fraudulent painting in Mallorca

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A MAN, 47, was arrested for trying to sell a forged painting, supposedly by an artist from Mallorca, online.

The artist herself went to the Guardia Civil in Sineu to report that a painting was on sale on a website selling second-hand goods and the seller attributed it to her, although she had not painted it.

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She said that her works are only sold in exhibitions in specialised art galleries and that they fetch considerably more than the seller was asking.

Guardia Civil arranged a meeting with the seller, a man from the Dominican Republic, who was identified and arrested in Illetes.


 




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