Too bad someone had to be stiffed to the tune of $80.000... I hope things work out well for the European collector.A collector in Europe contacted The Licensing Group after purchasing $80,000 worth of props and costumes from Paul Francis. The Licensing Group had no knowledge of this transaction, and after examining the certficiates of authenticity realized Francis was commiting fraud using their name.
Before you start feeling sorry for PF and the problems he might face because of this I think you should feel sorry for the guy he scammed. Not to mention everybody else he must have ripped off and tricked with smaller sales and smaller amounts of money. The small collectors whose hard earned money they probably never will see again. Would you like to sit there with a fake collectible and a fake COA knowing that you had forked out good money for it thinking it was a legit and valuable collectible. An investment suddenly became a waste of money for some.
Whatever punishment PF is facing it is well deserved. I have no sympathy or empathy for scammers.