Heists

 
January 31 2017, Chuck Lyons
In the summer of 1871,two grubby prospectors conned a Who's Who of San Francisco's financial elite as well of Charles Tiffany of New York to invest $10 million in diamond fields that did not exist....
 
(Photo RTE)For over 40 years, Julia Holmes was one of the most accomplished con-artists on both sides of the Atlantic. In Texas, she sold over $500,000 of non-existent land in Ireland and hobnobbed...
 
May 11 2015, Marilyn Z. Tomlins
How did a retired electrician become the owner of 271 Picasso artworks worth millions of dollars, and how could he have forgotten for almost 40 years that he had them? By Marilyn Z. TomlinsThursday,...
 
November 25 2013, Denise Noe
In the annals of international diamond heists there has never been a group like the Pink Panthers. Of the estimated 200 members of the gang, most are Serb or Montenegrin nationals. Their estimated...
 
October 14 2009, J. J. Maloney
At the time, the Brinks heist in Boston was called "the crime of the century." The take of over $2.7 million was the largest in U.S. history, but it was the cold, calculating efficiency of the...
 
May 2 2011, Dane Batty
An excerpt from Dane Batty’s new book: Wanted: Gentleman Bank Robber: The True Story of Leslie Ibsen Rogge, One of the FBI’s Most Elusive Criminals (Nish Publishing, 2011) by Dane Batty My...

The Great Diamond Hoax

January 31 2017, 0 Comments
In the summer of 1871,two grubby prospectors conned a Who's Who of San Francisco's financial elite as well of Charles Tiffany of New York to invest $10 million in diamond fields that did not exist....

The Many Lives of Irish Con-woman Julia Holmes

June 13 2016, 0 Comments
(Photo RTE)For over 40 years, Julia Holmes was one of the most accomplished con-artists on both sides of the Atlantic. In Texas, she sold over $500,000 of non-existent land in Ireland and hobnobbed...

The case of the electrician and the stolen 271 Picasso artworks

May 11 2015, 0 Comments
How did a retired electrician become the owner of 271 Picasso artworks worth millions of dollars, and how could he have forgotten for almost 40 years that he had them? By Marilyn Z. TomlinsThursday,...