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Masterpieces lost in Italy museum heist recovered in Ukraine

Rome - Paintings including masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto that were stolen from a Verona museum last year have been found in Ukraine, Italy's culture minister said Wednesday."It is a great day," the minister, Dario Franceschini, said in a statement.

Former letter carrier stole over $440,000 in tax refund cheques

Camden - A 47-year-old former New Jersey postal worker was part of a sophisticated conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government of money.

Gallery of fake paintings opens in Argentina

Buenos Aires - The paintings in Buenos Aires' newest gallery may look like the work of great artists, but they are actually rip-offs -- and the exhibition's organizers want you to know it.

Paris auction house porters on trial for stealing 250 tonnes of valuables

Paris - Porters from Paris' most famous auction house went on trial Monday, accused of systematically stealing 250 tonnes of valuable antiques, jewels and artworks, including a Chagall painting and rare Ming dynasty porcelain.

Man in wheelchair robs Croatian bank: Report

Zagreb - A Croatian man in a wheelchair robbed a bank after passers-by helped him to enter the premises, local media reported Friday."I have a bomb!

Germany tries three migrants for thefts in New Year chaos

Cologne - German courts Wednesday tried three North African men for crimes committed on New Year's Eve in Cologne when hundreds of women reported being sexually assaulted or robbed.

Disneyland Paris pickpockets traced to source — Romania

Paris - A joint operation by Romania and France against pickpockets targeting visitors to Disneyland Paris and other French tourist sites has borne fruit, nabbing the ringleaders and exposing their methods.

'Picasso' painting seized in Turkey dismissed as fake

Paris - A painting seized by Turkish authorities that was reported to be a stolen Picasso is a fake, the Picasso Administration, charged with managing the artist's estate, said on Monday.

Turkey police recover stolen Picasso in Istanbul: Report

Ankara - Turkish police have recovered an original painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso in an undercover operation in Istanbul, state-run Anatolia news agency reported on Saturday.

Oh my Gouda! Dutch cheeses hit by spate of thefts

Den Haag - Dutch cheese makers have been hit by a spate of top-end cheese thefts, prompting a dairy federation to warn farmers Friday to beef up security around their storerooms.

Alleged criminal re-arrested for stealing to pay legal fees

Edgewater - Some learn the hard way. A 27-year-old Edgewater man who was arrested for allegedly running a stolen gift card ring, was jailed a second time after posting bail, when he attempted to sell an additional 1,000 gift cards to pay his legal fees.

Irish police go hi-tech to combat Christmas tree thieves

Newtownmountkennedy - Fed up with roaming gangs stealing their Christmas trees, farmers and police in Ireland have turned to smartphones and helicopter patrols to ensure they can keep delivering festive cheer to customers.

Retailer Sports Direct searches staff on their own time

A major British employer, Sports Direct, is conducting extensive searches of its employees as they leave its premises (in case of the employee theft). The searches take place outside of paid work time.

200,000 Comcast customer passwords found for sale on the dark web

Comcast has confirmed that 200,000 of its customer email addresses and passwords have been found for sale on the dark web, forcing it to contact the affected people and automatically reset their accounts.

TalkTalk warns of 'significant and sustained' major cyber-attack

UK broadband provider TalkTalk has said its website has been targeted by hackers in a "significant and sustained" cyber-attack. The company's four million customers may have had personal details and card data stolen as an investigation begins.

Flaw lets hackers connect to Seagate hard drives, download files

Several serious vulnerabilities have been found in Seagate's range of wireless hard drives. A flaw could allow an attacker to remotely download files with root access using a hidden default user account present on the drives.

Hong Kong diamond thief swapped stone for fake: Police

Hong Kong - A thief swapped a $220,000 diamond with a fake at a luxury jewellery store in Hong Kong, police said Saturday, as the city wrestles with an uptick in shop theft.The diamond, valued at around HK$1.

Major Carphone Warehouse data theft could affect 2.4m customers

London - Carphone Warehouse has reported that the personal details of 2.4 million of its customers may have been stolen in a cyber-attack this week. 90,000 encrypted card credentials were also taken in the sophisticated data theft.

Thieves armed with guns and machetes rob French casino

Toulouse - Three assailants armed with shotguns and machetes held up a casino in the resort village of Castera-Verduzan in southwest France, escaping with around 12,000 euros ($13,168), local police said Sunday.

Who is committing those crimes? The Japanese elderly

Older people are more settled with a lower predilection to committing crimes, whereas young tearaways will seize the opportunity to rob. Detonate that stereotype. In Japan, older people are now committing more crimes.

New banking malware scam targets 20,000 in three days

A new form of banking malware discovered in the UK could have infected 20,000 customers in the past week. The malware is distributed in an email and can allow the attackers to remotely control the targeted user's system, stealing their bank details.

Detonators, explosives stolen from French military base

Paris - At least 150 detonators and a stock of plastic explosives have been stolen from a military base in France, triggering immediate probes into a theft that has authorities on high alert.

Mexico imports gasoline as thefts cause shortages

- Mexico is importing 75,000 extra barrels of gasoline per day in an "unprecedented" move to mitigate shortages in several states caused by illegal pipeline taps, authorities said.

Mexico recovers over 9,000 stolen U.S. visas

Heroica Matamoros - Mexican police have recovered more than 9,000 US travel visas that were stolen last month in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, officials said.

Apple employees 'treated like criminals' at work

An email sent to Tim Cook from an Apple employee has revealed that the technology giant treats its staff "like criminals" and enforces aggressive bag check policies to check that employees do not steal company devices while at work.

70% of people 'have no confidence in passwords'

A study has found that over 70 percent of ordinary Internet users believe that passwords are an inadequate and ineffective method of protecting personal details online. It also found that many are suffering from a chronic case of "password fatigue."

Artist sells other peoples' Instagram photos for $100k in NYC

An artist is exhibiting and selling other peoples' Instagram photos without permission in New York City right now. With prices reaching as much as $100k, the story is drawing controversy and criticism as a copyright loophole means it could all be legal.

Feds: Cancer charities a 'sham'

The United States Government has filed suit against a quartet of cancer charities, alleging the non-profits have scammed consumers for over $180 million.

Cleaners accused of sweeping up elderly sisters' fortune

Lyon - Two cleaners who worked for a pair of elderly sisters have been accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of euros the women kept in cash in their home near Lyon in central France, a judicial source said Saturday.

Vatican offered stolen Michelangelo papers for cash

- A thief who stole two historic and hugely valuable documents written by Michelangelo offered to return them to the Vatican's archives for cash, a spokesman for the Holy See revealed on Monday.
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