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Image caption Shaun Greenhalgh sold a fake statue made in his garden shed for £440,000. A fraudster who conned the art world has told museum staff that he regrets duping experts with a fake statue. Bolton Museum paid £440,000 for the Amarna Princess figure, believing it had acquired a 3,300-year-old artefact. But the statue of the granddaughter of King Tutankhamun was actually created by prolific forger Shaun Greenhalgh in his garden shed. Greenhalgh said he felt "bad" but stopped short of apologising when he visited the museum for a documentary. Over a 17-year period, Greenhalgh and his elderly parents sold hundreds of fakes they passed off as the genuine article, earning at least £850,000. The scam unravelled when mistakes in Egyptian script were spotted on stonework by experts at the British Museum and Greenhalgh, then 47, was jailed in 2007 at Bolton Crown Court. Image caption Experts were duped into believing the Amarna Princess was a 3,300-year-old artef... Full story

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