Things aren’t going to get any easier for Russ Pritchard

Disgraced former Antiques Roadshow appraiser Russ Pritchard entered a guilty plea in a Bucks County, PA court yesterday, and is now on the hook for $6,800 to a woman he bilked when he sold her heirlooms and never paid up.

The sad thing – besides Pritchard’s agonizing fall from grace – is that the amount he owes Sandra Udinson of Plumstead, is just a drop in the bucket of the hundreds of thousands of dollars he owes in civil damages already and which will probably be leveled at him when he faces similar charges to those in Bucks County in Montgomery County next month.

The article linked to above tells the story of his sentencing, the juiciest bit being the judge telling pritchard, “The most important thing is that the victim be
made whole,” Heckler told Pritchard. “You will pay her, or you will end
up in jail.”

I don’t know Russ Pritchard, and he brought this on himself – for sure – but I can’t help but find this whole thing a bit sad as it drags on and on…

Pictured below is Pritchard from his Roadshow days. The pic is from WGBH, so I’m not sure if it’s one of his fake Civil War appraisals.