Art work stolen from elderly widow 'in bizarre soothsayer plot' found by police in Brazil

8/11/2022 1:05:00 PM

A video showed the moment officers recovered the stolen paintings, with one exclaiming: 'Oh, little beauty. Glory'.

An art collection belonging to an 82-year-old widow in Rio de Janeiro has been mostly recovered after being stolen as part of a strange plot allegedly orchestrated by her daughter. Read the full story:

A video showed the moment officers recovered the stolen paintings, with one exclaiming: 'Oh, little beauty. Glory'.

Police say the paintings were not taken in a heist, but rather through a con including a self-proclaimed soothsayer.In January 2020, the 'fortune-teller' approached the widow in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, and informed her that her daughter was sick and would die soon, police said.

Image:Some of the pieces were found underneath a bed. Pic: Record TV/ APIt is claimed the widow, who holds mystical beliefs, was compelled to transfer a total of 5 million reais (£803,456) to the con artist over the course of two weeks for supposed spiritual treatment.

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In January 2020, the 'fortune-teller' approached the widow in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, and informed her that her daughter was sick and would die soon, police said. Image: Some of the pieces were found underneath a bed. If you didn't know any young people and paid attention only to media coverage, then you might think exam results are awarded merely based on who can jump the highest. Pic: Record TV/ AP It is claimed the widow, who holds mystical beliefs, was compelled to transfer a total of 5 million reais (£803,456) to the con artist over the course of two weeks for supposed spiritual treatment. He managed to walk to the Co-op store in Worry Goose Lane to get help. Her daughter allegedly then fired staff at their home to allow her accomplices to enter and take the pieces of art. This year, for the first time since the coronavirus took hold, exam results are being awarded based on actual exams, rather than the teacher judgement and in-class assessments used as a stop-gap while learning was significantly disrupted. Image: The Sol Poente painting. "Only people who agree with this controversial sociopolitical ideology need apply.

Pic: Record TV/AP After the work was stolen, the group then threatened the widow, and she transferred more money, police say. READ MORE: Could George Square designs be the best for Glasgow? It's expected that pass marks and grades will be down across the board today, when compared to the alleged generous marking of teachers last year. "I know incidents like this are a great cause of concern to the community, and inquiries to identify the individuals responsible are continuing," he said. Of the 16 pieces, three were found in an art gallery in Sao Paulo, where the owner said he had bought them directly from the woman's daughter. Read more: Two brothers admit to killing British journalist in Brazil He told police he had also sold two others to the museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires. Whether it's been mask wearing in schools or self-isolation regulations, whether ditching exams for good or missing opportunities to overall the education system, teenagers have had a lot of headlines to deal with. The world-renowned museum's founder Eduardo Constantini purchased the works for his personal collection, and to possibly put on display in the future, a spokesman told Associated Press. Related Topics . Parents somehow having to stump up £4000 for trips to the Bahamas or some such." A fourth user said: "You're losing respect from the public! And on contrary, re political police, that’s exactly what you've all become.