|
|
Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Minn. man, Sheedy, sentenced in stolen art scam

  • The 39-year-old Sheedy could have gone to prison for more than two years.
    • email print
      Comment
  • A St. Paul man has been sentenced to three years of probation for claiming his pricey art had been stolen and then collecting insurance money.
    A federal judge also ordered Jason Sheedy to pay more than $325,000 in restitution to insurance companies. The 39-year-old Sheedy could have gone to prison for more than two years.
    Federal prosecutors say Sheedy claimed some valuable artwork had been stolen from a van while he was moving in September 2007. The following year he filed insurance claims and was sent checks totaling about $345,000. In 2011, Sheedy listed six of the painting he said were stolen on an art brokerage website.
    The St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/X1dOox ) says an art theft registry business spotted the paintings and alerted police. Sheedy pleaded guilty to wire fraud last year.

        calendar