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Munich: A former German museum employee was recently arrested for allegedly replacing several paintings with fake copies and selling the originals.

The 30-year-old former employee of the Deutsches Museum in Munich, whose identity has not been released due to strict German privacy laws, is reported to have admitted to replacing at least four paintings with copies, according to media reports. Is.

Details state that in the period 2016-2018, the employee sold works of art at several auctions and used the proceeds to pay off debts. He also used the money to buy luxury goods like a Rolls Royce car and expensive wristwatches.

In court, the ex-accused pleaded guilty, stating that he took advantage of the opportunity to access storage rooms and sell valuable cultural assets to ensure a high standard of living for himself.

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