Antiques dealer jailed over stolen Shakespeare folioAugust 2, 2010
“An antiques dealer has been jailed for eight years for handling a stolen copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio. Raymond Scott, 53, from County Durham was cleared of stealing the treasure, but found guilty of handling stolen goods at a trial in June.
The 1623 work was taken from a display cabinet at Durham University in 1998.
Judge Richard Lowden called the folio ‘quintessentially English treasure’ and said damage to it was ‘cultural vandalisation’.”