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Clifton R. Wooldridge

Clifton R. Wooldridge

(25th February 1854 - 14th August 1933)

He started out as a shipping clerk, working various jobs for the railroad, gold prospector, land surveyor, and newspaper publisher, until he finally became a police detective. Wooldridge joined the Chicago police department in 1888, where he proved that he could not be bought, bribed, or intimidated. A master of disguises, he would often change his appearance in order to play the part of a mark or sucker, in hopes of catching his criminal quarry. Sometimes referred to as the 'Chicago Sherlock Holmes' he made almost 20,000 arrests.

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Tricks and Traps by Clifton R. WooldridgeThis ebook exposes the scams and swindles used by carnival midway cheats, street gangs, road hustlers, and crooked mail-order businesses to cheat the public. Written by a Chicago police detective.

Many of these scams are still in use today. But please don't read this ebook to cheat -- instead, use it for your own protection, so you don't become the next victim.

Colorfully written, this handy guidebook ebook reveals the true-life scams, cons, swindles, ruses, devices and methods of the cheats and how they were taken down and brought to justice. Also includes descriptions of rigged carnival...

2020 / 5 / 17
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Grafters of America by Clifton R. WooldridgeHere is a rare treat. A fascinating, inside look at how carnival midway cheats, street gangs, road hustlers, rigged racebooks, marriage bureau scammers, 'wildcat' oil frauds and many more were brought to justice by the author, a Chicago police detective.

Many of these scams are still in use today. Don't read this ebook to cheat -- instead, read it for protection so you don't become the next victim.

Colorfully written, this massive book is a true-life encyclopedia of scams, cons, swindles, ruses, devices and methods - and how the cheaters were taken down and brought to justice.

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2017 / 5 / 14
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