06/30/2010 11:13 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Shakespeare Thief Says He Was Framed

Scott, who denies theft, handling, and transporting stolen goods, told police he would not have taken a book he knew to be stolen to the world's foremost authority on the works of William Shakespeare.

He claimed experts desperate to recover the stolen Durham University folio had conspired against him.

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