Robert Wittman spent 20 years as an agent for the FBI, where he created and ran the bureau’s Art Crime team, helping to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars of valuable pieces of art and history — including an original version of the Bill Of Rights. He recounts his career in “Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures” and joined me today on KTRS/St. Louis to discuss how often these art thefts take place, the hardest cases he worked on, what the thieves usually do with the stolen art, and the big break-in that’s never been solved. He also explained how he worked undercover to expose two appraisers on PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” who turned out to be conmen.

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