An eccentric millionaire with a taste for occult books
A computer search finds his name linked to several major auctions around the world; he clearly has a lot of money and is not afraid to use it.
Phibbs was questioned by the police after a couple of robberies at museums and private collections, but no charges were ever filed against him.
Phibbs has been known to purchase items of dubious origins from local fences and other underworld figures.
He has a reputation in the underworld as a serious player, not someone to mess with.
An attempt to burglarize his Beverly Hills home resulted in the mysterious disappearance of the burglars, followed by the mysterious disappearance of the burglars’ families, friends, acquaintances, and even their pets.
Word is; leave the guy alone if you know what’s good for you.
Phibbs has a strange taste in friends. He’s got connections with a number of major criminal figures, people specializing in the ‘import-export” of illegal goods.
His purchases include corpses from the local morgue and, according to some rumors, live people; homeless persons, runaways, and other unfortunates unlikely to be missed.
Phibbs’ bodyguards, Burt and Kurt, are two large, over-muscled guys with a fearsome reputation of their own.