Gun theft--FBI presentation
Just attended a presentation by 3 FBI agents on theft and fraud of collector guns. VERY interesting. I'll elaborate after I get home tommorrow. They said some antique (high end) collectors are followed when they leave an exhibition. The trailing vehicle waits for them to stop at a McDonalds, etc., and while they are inside quickly raids and cleans out their van.
THey discussed several big time gun frauds. In one, a fellow wanted the finest collection of Colt Walkers, and had tons of money. He hired a couple of experts, offering them a 5-10% commission on any they got. They scammed him. A typical case involved finding a rare gun, price $600,000, and buying it. Then they bribed another expert to say he had a guy who wanted to buy it (from the original seller) and was offering $1.25 million. They showed that to the buyer and told him he'd have to match the offer. He did so and they pocketed the extra hundreds of thousand, plus a doubled commission.