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Nerves of Steal: Cassie Chadwick, “Patron Saint of Confidence Women”
Like many bank robbers, Cassie Chadwick proffered a note to her victims. Early in her criminal career, when she was just 22 years old, that elegant, imaginative note simply stated that because she was an heiress to $15,000 people could feel confident in extending her credit. So many did until she was declared insolvent and insane, and released to the custody of her father. This result she regarded as a challenge to refine her technique. Later on her specious notes...
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