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  • Nicholas J. Johnson

Scamapalooza 57: Cassie Chadwick with Tori Telfer

How does the daughter of a railroad hand become a millionaire in an age when women couldn’t even open a bank account?

If you’re Cassie Chadwick, the answer is you pull off one of the most audacious scams in history, a fraud that took millions from US banks and saw the richest man in America turn up at her trial.

On this episode of Scamapalooza, I talked to Tori Telfer, author of Confident Women, about Chadwick’s extraordinary rise to wealth, her downfall, and why this incredible con artist isn’t better remembered today.

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