Madoff's Stolen Statue Recovered By Pest Control Workers

Dec 31 2008 | 1:09pm ET

Ok, we admit it is a slow news day, so here it goes. According to a police report, the lifeguard statue stolen from the Bernard Madoff estate last week has been recovered.

Bernard Madoff's Lifeguard StatueBernard Madoff's Lifeguard Statue

The statue was found by two pest control workers this morning.

A note attached to the statue read: "Bernie the Swindler, Lesson: Return stolen property to rightful owners. Signed by–The Educators."

Local news station WPTV is on the scene at the Madoff estate in Palm Beach with updates (proof that it is a slow news day).

In case you haven’t heard, Madoff is accused of running a $50 billion Ponzi scheme, which has claimed dozens of hedge funds and celebrities, including Footloose star Kevin Bacon, as victims.

The 4-foot-high statue worth more than $10,000 was stolen from Madoff’s estate eight days after he was arrested in New York in connection with operating the $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

Madoff has been freed on $10 million bail, but is under house-arrest at his Manhattan apartment, a move that has many of Madoff’s alleged victims extremely irate.

Madoff is scheduled to submit a list of his personal assets to the Securities and Exchange Commission today. He can now add the copper statue to that list.


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