Friday, January 12, 2007

"Stealing on the job is not a fringe benefit"

This is going to make a great movie someday.

The latest twist in the William Kingsland/Melvyn Kohn saga:

"[T]he authorities said yesterday that a moving contractor from Queens whom public officials had hired to help clean out [Kingsland's] apartment had been charged with making off with two precious works: drawings by Pablo Picasso. The mover’s mother-in-law has also been charged."

These particular drawings, unlike some of the other works in the apartment, are not thought to have been in Kingsland's possession illegally.

The New York Sun's Gary Shapiro, who's been a one-man Kingsland beat, has more here. Earlier posts here, here, and here.