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Queen of Swindlers

“Mrs. Cassie Chadwick, whose amazing financial transactions culminated in the wrecking of an Oberlin bank, died in the women’s ward at the Ohio Penitentiary tonight at 10:15. . . “ So ended the mind-boggling story of one of the greatest

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America’s First Big Swindler

While Charles Ponzi made financial schemes famous, he wasn’t the first to scam people out of their money. Years before an unassuming bookkeeper named William Miller started an investment house called the Franklin Syndicate, where he promised investors a 10%

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