Did You Know?
It obviously isn't a crime to give a picture to a museum, and they treated me like royalty. One thing led to another, and I kept doing it for 30 years. Have you ever been treated like royalty? Let me tell you, it's pretty good.
For decades, he posed as a wealthy benefactor and donated art to museums and galleries across the US. The artworks were forgeries that he had created himself. He was never prosecuted - since he didn't accept payment, he hadn't broken any laws. The burden of due diligence fell on the institutions which were fooled.