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Thomas Kinkade DUI, , Fraud – The ‘Painter of Light’ is apparently in a dark period. He has recently had to to escape retribution in relation to fraud charges in which the world-renowned painter was successfully charged with bilking out of millions.
On June 2, 2010, one of Thomas Kinkade’s company, Metro LLC, filed for bankruptcy protection had to file for bankruptcy protection after art gallery owners successfully pressed fraud charges against the company. They, along with hundreds of other creditors, were said to be owed millions by the famous painter’s art empire. Kinkade is said to beone of the world’s wealthiest artist. He is certainly one of the most collectible in the world. He is known for homey landscapes and Christian motifs. Now, it seems, he will be known for a quick succession of legal problems.
Kinkade, 52-years-old is a native of Placerville, California. He was pulled over and arrested on DUI charges on Friday night, June 11, 2010, outside of Carmel, California, where he owns a home. This on the heels of his company’s legal troubles.
A Monterey County sheriff’s deputy stopped Kinkade for a minor traffic violation. According to the California Highway Patrol spokesperson, after an initial conversation about the violation, the deputy gave Kinkade a sobriety test, which he failed.
LA TIMES Article on his DUI. Click here.
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