Category Archives: Crime

“Count” Victor Lustig

His name was Robert V. Miller but he called himself “Count” Victor Lustig. He sold a machine to duplicate money, robbed money from a bank, was caught, and talked his way out of charges, and then escaped from an escape-proof … Continue reading

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Linda Hazzard & Starvation Heights

Linda Burfield was born in 1867. After a failed marriage, she trained to be a doctor … sort of. She never actually went to school, yet she called herself Doctor Linda Hazzard and developed a health procedure using fasting to … Continue reading

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Rachel Wall, the Pirate – CWJ078

Today is the story of Rachel Wall, a female pirate in the 18th century. She was with a group who robbed other ships and left no victims alive. It was the theft of a bonnet that sent her to the … Continue reading

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The Murder of William Desmond Taylor

It’s time for a murder mystery story. Imagine the shooting of a famous Hollywood actor and director with a mysterious past, a unidentified doctor who disappears without a trace, famous suspects, each one with their own possible motive, drugs and … Continue reading

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Coffee With Jeff #55: Television Game Show Scandals – Part 2

In the second part of this look into television game show scandals, we look at Charles and Diana Ingram, who were accused of cheating on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. We also talk about Chuck Barris and The Gong … Continue reading

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CWJ007: John and Ann Darwin

This is the story of a couple who had a place to make a small fortune, Folks. sometimes crime doesn’t pay! Listen the this fantastic podcast here: Click here to be taken to the CSICON’s Coffee with Jeff page

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