More People Come Forward In Violin Consignment Case

GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Police in Connecticut say more people are coming forward with complaints against a Guilford violin shop owner accused in an alleged consignment scam.  (See Saturday story)

Sixty-three-year-old Charles Magby Jr. was charged with larceny Friday. Police say he offered to sell high-end instruments including violins and cellos on consignment, but didn’t return the proceeds or the instruments to owners.

Guilford Police Chief Thomas Terribile told the New Haven Register  on Monday that more people have come forward with complaints against Magby. The state attorney general’s office also is investigating Magby.

Magby owns Charles Magby Fine Violins Ltd. In Guilford and New York City. He didn’t immediately return a phone message Tuesday. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.

Police say the allegations involve instruments valued from $3,000 to more than $100,000.
Information from: New Haven Register,

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