Library boss accused of rare book theft
ITALIAN prosecutors are investigating the director of a historic library on suspicion of stealing more than 4,000 rare books worth millions of euro.
Marino Massimo De Caro is accused of stealing from the Girolamini Library in Naples, including works by Galileo Galilei, such as one on astronomy first published in 1610.
Mr De Caro allegedly tried to cover his tracks by replacing the stolen Galileo volumes with facsimiles, which looked so authentic that experts are baffled as to how he made them.
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