THE WOMEN'S BANK SWINDLE

10.03.2019 - By WHISPERED TRUE STORIES

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In 1887, in New York, two  female con artists opened a phony “bank for ladies”. They then swindled over  $1 million (in today’s money), from dozens of the richest women in the  city. 
This episode shares the story with you – told entirely in Whisper, by Kit Caren.
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HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Lyons, Sophie, Why Crime Does Not Pay (book, 1913), at Chapter 4.
Segrave, Kerry, Women Swindlers in America, 1860-1920 (book, 2007), pp. 128-135.
Robb, George, Ladies of the Ticker: Women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression (book, 2017).
Eldridge, Benjamin & Watts, William, Our Rival, the Rascal: A Faithful Portrayal of the Conflict Between the Criminals of This Age and the Defenders of Society, the Police (book, 1897), pp. 373-375.
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CLOSING THOUGHT:
Source - attributed to humorist Damon Runyon.  Sophie Lyon's book was titled: Why Crime Does Not Pay.
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Episode includes Whispered recommendations for these podcasts:
Naptime Nancy - True Crime Podcast. 
Active Shooter: The Podcast. 
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