Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lonely Hearts Rackets

Along with:

Allotment Annies (marriage racket targeting servicemen)

and other scams practiced by predatory women against men there is a long history of Lonely Hearts Rackets.

By the way, for the “gender”-minded reader: Yes, men ran lonely hearts rackets, too.

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1891 – Eveline Neal – England & Europe – Marriage racketeer

1908 – Belle Gunness – LaPorte, Indiana, USA – Serial Killer, Swindler

1922 – Tillie Gbrurek Klimek – Chicago, Illinois, USA – Serial Killer, Swindler

1924 – Marie Krueger – Hammer, Germany – Serial Killer, Swindle

1930s – Grace Sims – Brickel Ridge, Tennessee, USA – Serial Killer, Swindler

1933 – Pearl Goodman – Indianapolis, Indiana, USA – Swindler

1933 – Betty Jean Crouse – Braddock Heights, Missouri, USA – Swindler

1938 – The 3 Reid Sisters – Limestone County, Alabama, USA – Petty swindler

1940 – Emma Heperman – Wentzville, Missouri, USA – Serial Killer

1941 – Clara Farnum – Princeton, Indiana, USA – Swindler; 49 victims

1944 – Margot Wagner – Chicago, Illinois, USA – Swindler

1946 – Evelyn “Kathy” Stanton – Detroit, Michigan, USA – Swindler

1949 – Inez Brennan – Dover, Delaware, USA – Serial Killer, Swindler

1949 – Martha Beck – USA – Serial Killer, Swindler

1954 – Nannie Doss – Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA – Serial Killer, Swindler

1982 – Dolores Miller – Columbia, Missouri, USA – Swindler, Murderess

1984 – Ada Wittenmyer – Dickson, Tennessee, USA – Serial Killer, Swindler

1996 – Elfriede Blauensteiner – Vienna, Austria – Serial Killer, Swindler

1996 – Della Sutorius – Ohio, USA – Swindle & murder

2007 – Lydia L. – Gottingen, Germany – Serial Killer, Swindler

2009 – Kanae Kijima – Tokyo, Japan – Serial Killer, Swindler

2011 – “The Black widow Gang” – Medellin, Colombia – Yulima Emilsen Rojas Castaño & Suleyma Giraldo de Zapata – Serial Killers, Swindlers

2011 – Loraine Upritchard – Horley, Surrey, England – Swindler

2013 – Patricia DagornFréjus, France – Serial Killer, Swindler

2012 – Melissa Friedrich – Florida, USA & Nova Scotia, Canada – Serial Killer, Swindler

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