Friday, March 20, 2009
Stolen Art Watch, Lowry Lord Maurice Taylor, Jailed for a Carpet, (Three years) !!
A LORD convicted of knowingly selling a fake LS Lowry-style painting has been jailed for three years.
Lord Maurice Taylor, aged 61, of Kermincham, near Congleton, was found guilty of six charges of fraud at Chester Crown Court earlier this month.
The charges related to a Lowry-style mill street scene painting. He was cleared of one charge of forging an invoice relating to the painting.
The lord, who bought his title of Lord Windsor Taylor for £1,000 off the internet, made several hundred thousand pounds and tricked Bonham's auctioneers into believing the painting was genuine.
He was sentenced today at Chester Crown Court.