House Painter Accused of Stealing Art From New York Estate

Joselito Vega, 42, was allegedly caught on tape taking art from the Schulhof Collection in Kings Point.
1:40 | 05/07/13

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US to paint the house not steal paintings from the house. The owners of an estate on Long Island. -- police with the paintings disappeared that's when cops say they felt the sting and the suspect painted himself in the court record here's -- and -- -- percent to Bachmann. Investigators say this surveillance video shows 42 year old house -- pose a -- so -- taking home more than dirty rushes from one job. They say he stole at least six valuable pieces of artwork and it was all caught on tape and I gotta tell you watching the video you see the -- very discerning collector and Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes referring -- -- careful inspection of the art in the video. Before he -- reportedly putting at least three pieces into a black bag. Walking down the stairs and out the door. Of course you're always disappointed. When you place trust in someone and and you feel that the trust is violated Michael shall -- -- stating king's point Long Island side of the world renowned private art collection is -- that that's -- current. Investigators track this Sean do -- they work -- would open gallery where it had been sold for less than a sixth of its value allegedly by Vega. Who they say then deposit it and cashed the check in Brooklyn. That's when the cameras -- -- and they -- reportedly caught but some of the artwork from the first -- -- still missing. Hopefully will be able to -- publicizing this. Get some leads on the other two missing pieces of artwork those -- to Vegas is being held here -- Brooklyn on one million dollars bail he could face up to eleven years in prison in the Brooklyn case and another fifteen. On the charges in Nassau counting. In downtown Brooklyn -- -- -- channel seven Eyewitness News.

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