Friday, July 1, 2011

Pearl Goodman, Lonely Hearts Swindler – 1933


FULL TEXT: Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 5. – Two former matrimonial magazine suitors of Mrs. Pearl Goodman, 39, Indianapolis, joined forces today to prosecute her on charges of using the mails to defraud.

They were responsible for her arrest by federal authorities an confinement in jail under $2,000 bond.

Ardor of the two swains, Elmer Martin, Martinsville, and J. D Trill, Chicago, was cooled by constant demands of Mrs. Goodman for money, they said. Martin told postal inspectors that he paid the woman $180 in varying amounts while Thill said his magazine romance cost $750.

[“Love Racket Brings Arrest Of Woman,” syndicated (AP), Logansport Pharos Tribune (In.), Aug. 5, 1933, p. 4]

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