What do we do when an opportunity comes knocking? Some of us may be hesitant and untrusting of things that seem too good to be true. While others jump at any chance to better their circumstances. Well, those are the type of victims most often sought after by con artists such as George C. Parker.
If you’ve ever heard the expression “well if you believe that, then I have a bridge to sell you”, it comes from the rotten lifelong actions of Mr. Parker. He would make a living off the sufferings of others by “selling” them portions of major landmarks throughout New York City. Landmarks such as the Brooklynn Bridge, Ulysses’ S. Grant’s Tomb, and whatever else he could swindle someone with. Join me as we peel back the layers of this rotten man and learn how one of history’s most successful con artists ended his days in a jail cell.
Josh is referring to Shane Waters, his brother, the host of Foul Play and Hometown History.
This podcast is hosted by Joshua Waters, the queer & sultry “Not so Evil Queen”
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