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Telfer, Tori

Summary: "Why do we love stories about scammers so much? Journalist Tori Telfer dives into the stories of historical female con women and explains why we are so enamored by their scams"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 364.16 TEL

Harvey, Miles

Summary: In 1843, James Strang, a charismatic young lawyer and avowed atheist, converted to a burgeoning religious movement known as Mormonism. He persuaded hundreds to follow him to Beaver Island in Lake Michigan, and declared himself a divine king. He controlled a fourth of the state of Michigan, practiced plural marriages, and established a pirate colony where he perpetrated thefts, corruption and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown and Company 2020

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Pizzoli, Greg.

Summary: In the early 1900s, Robert Miller, a.k.a. Count Victor Lustig, moved to Paris hoping to be an artist. A con artist, that is. He used his ingenious scams on unsuspecting marks all over the world, from the Czech Republic, to Atlantic ocean liners, and across America. Tricky Vic pulled off his most daring con in 1925, when he managed to "sell" the Eiffel Tower to one of the city's most successful...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LUS

Hellman, Peter

Summary: In Vino Duplicitas marks a new, notorious legend in wine: the story of Rudy Kurniawan, a 20-something Indonesian immigrant who bursts onto the rarified scene of ultrafine wines in 2002. Blessed with the gift of a discerning palate and a knack for tracking down impossibly hard-to-find bottles, he transforms himself from a virtual unknown, living illegally in the US, into one of the most...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Experiment 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KURNIAWAN, RUDY HEL

Abagnale, Frank W.

Summary: The world's most sought-after con man wrote $2.5 million in bad checks, practiced law without a license, practiced medicine with no medical training, and co-piloted a Pan Am Jet with a fake license. Slated for production at Dream Works Entertainment, and now updated with a new Afterworld, Catch Me If You Can contains all of the elements of the most wildly imaginative fiction, except that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.163 ABA

Summary: It is the headline-making true story about the deceptions, lies and betrayals of Bernie Madoff, the man who masterminded the most heinous financial swindle of our generation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2017

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY WIZ

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE WIZ

Jobb, Dean

Summary: "It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties ... Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people ... to invest as much as $30 million--upwards of $400 million today--in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells in Panama ... When Leo's scheme finally collapsed in 1923,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KORETZ, LEO ROB

Levin, Josh

Summary: "In the fall of 1974, the Chicago Tribune found a woman its readers were sure to hate. Linda Taylor had reported a phony burglary, concocting a lie about stolen furs and jewelry. The detective who checked it out soon discovered she was a scammer, a welfare cheat who drove a Cadillac to collect ill-gotten government checks. Taylor, it turned out, was also a kidnapper, and possibly a murderer....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.16 Taylor 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TAYLOR, LINDA LEV

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