Thursday, February 28, 2013

Paternity Fraud Rackets


1817    "London actress case" – London, England (child kidnapping)

1873    Miss Oak, aka Maria Graindorge – Paris, France (organization)

1892    Florence Miami Blood – St. Paul, Minnesota (borrowed baby, marriage fraud)

1893   Annie Wetmore – Baltimore, Maryland (career criminal)

1903    Elizabeth Starr Keefer Martin – Boston, Massachusetts (estate fraud)

1903    Johanna Smith – New York, New York (borrowed baby, marriage fraud)

1909    Mrs. Welch – Washington, D.C. (borrowed baby, alimony fraud)

1925    Lydia Locke – New York, N.Y. (borrowed baby, career vamp)

1927    Jemima Aiton – Scotland (child kidnapping)

1928    Mrs. Hunt – Marysville, Kansas (accessory to murder; suicide)

1929    Gladys Parks – New Jersey (blackmail; murdered two children)

1931    Evelyn Boell – New York, New York (estate fraud)

1937    Nellie Tipton Muench – St. Louis, Missouri (child kidnapping, adult kidnapping, other scams)

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