Tuesday, May 12, 2009

OH Woman Stole 1,200+ Prints

Shannon Timura, 39, of Strongsville, OH, has been "accused of stealing about $50,000 in antique prints last year from her employer and selling some of them on the Internet." Police say they found some 1,200 prints in Timura's home and have returned them to the owner, Scott Francis. Timura's online name (apparently on the site Etsy) was "wednesdaysluck" - that account lists 197 prints sold, among them fashion plates, octavo Audubons, botanicals, and maps. Timura was also selling the broken bindings of the books the prints are taken from, possibly adding another nasty element to all this: book-breaking.

Looks like Wednesday's luck ran out. She's been indicted on three counts of theft.