A contractor was hired to repair water damage at a Sparta N.J. Township home, he was just arrested charged with theft and burglary of a $240,000 collection.
The contractor snatched art and Rare Comic Books, valued at more than $239,000, from Joseph Quesada, Marvel Comics’ chief creative officer and former editor-in-chief.
Authorities said Quesada hired a contractor as a handyman earlier this year, and asked him to repair damage caused by a burst water pipe. But the handyman had other ideas, he covered the property’s security cameras with towels, then he moved himself and his girlfriend into Quesada’s house.
Soon after, a friend called Quesada to ask why he was selling a portrait of his wife. Quesada didn’t know what his friend was talking about, but he did recall he kept that specific portrait in Sparta.
Fearing the home had been burglarized; Quesada and his wife went to the house and found their art collection missing, including original comic book art. This is where a separate Fine Art Collectible Policy makes the difference.
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