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Talk: Has Anyone Seen $500 Million in Art Lying Around Boston?

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

- Free

An hour or so after the 1990 St. Patrick’s Day ended, two men dressed as Boston cops entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, stayed for about 90 minutes, and left with 13 pieces of art. None of the priceless items have been found. Numerous suspects have been named over the years but none have been arrested. Many are now dead. Bob Ainsworth, the author of Duped, a fictional account of the robbery, will review the actual details of the theft, the suspects, and the motives behind the world’s most valued art theft. He will also tell of his own brush with the infamous crime.

Bob Ainsworth was raised in New Jersey, earned a BS in Accounting from Boston College, an MBA in Finance from Northeastern University, and had his CPA. He worked in corporate accounting as a CFO and Controller and taught accounting. He uncovered two fraud cases during his career.

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.


Concord Free Public Library
129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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