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Old 11-23-2015, 06:36 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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It's funny how one thing always leads to another when you're looking up stuff on the internet. I was researching a California train robber named "Kid' Thompson, which wasn't easy because there are at least four "Kid' Thompsons and they were all crooks. I traced one to his trial in California and that's where I lost interest in him and began to focus on one of the witnesses that was there. His name was Ferdinand B. Kennett 1847-1937 and he was born in St.Louis,Missouri. He served with the Confederate Navy during the Civil War and later became the youngest police chief in the history of St.Louis. Something happened in St.Louis that caused him to leave the department and he eventually moved to California with his wife. He became a deputy for a private investigator, Alfred Bird Lawson 1855-1895 in Los Angeles. On June 10, 1895 he shot an unarmed Lawson 3 times in his office killing him. He claimed Lawson owed him back pay and he shot him in self defense when Lawson attacked him. The trial gained a lot of attention across the country, a lot of wealthy St.Louis friends of Kennett showed up to speak for his character. Some people said that Kennett had been acting strange since his wife had passed away 3 weeks earlier. He was found guilty of manslaughter and given 10 years at San Quentin. It was later discovered that Lawson wasn't such a good guy either, he had been keeping a book on all his cases and they found out he had been running an insurance scam on one of his clients. Anyway, while I was looking up stuff on Kennett I kept coming across his old man who had the same first name. He has a lot of history around here including this castle;

Kennetts Castle


Ferdinand B. Kennett
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:38 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Theodore Elmer Wilson aka James W. Lewis 1946-
Missouri
Grew up around Joplin.
Spent time in a mental hospital in Nevada,Missouri.
Accused of dismembering a 72 year old man in Kansas City,Missouri.
Charged with mail fraud and credit card theft.
He remains the only suspect in the 1982 Chicago Tylenol/cyanide deaths of 7 people after he wrote Johnson & Johnson an extortion letter demanding $1 million to stop the killings.



Lester Kennedy
6329 Lenox Avenue,Wellston,Missouri
He was fined $10,000 and sentenced to 3 years in prison in 1916 after federal agents raided his property and found the largest "moonshine" butter plant in St.Louis where he was making oleomargarine.
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Emma Hepperman "The St.Charles Black Widow" 1894-1968
b.Steelville,Missouri
She had 7 husbands, poisoned most of them with soup.
Served 27 years in prison.



James E. Schnick 1951-
Elkland,Missouri
Murdered 7 relatives in 1987.
Tried to blame it on one of the nephews he killed.



David Bruce Shryock 1962-
Joplin,Missouri
Forged signatures on record albums and sports memorabilia.
He used 8 different eBay accounts to defraud victims of more than $175,000.
Was charged with wire fraud and possession of a firearm.
In 2010 cops caught him burglarizing a lawyer's office in Joplin and chased him until he drove his car off a cliff and bailed out.
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Old 11-25-2015, 08:41 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Some more on the Youngers.

Bruce Younger 1853-1889

Bruce Younger (1853 - 1889) - Find A Grave Memorial



The Great Escape - True West Magazine


Cole Younger Never Got The Lead Out - True West Magazine


Younger Brothers



Part 1. Northfield

Northfield, Minnesota Bank Robbery



Part 2. Battle of Hanska

The Retreat and the Battle of Hanska Slough
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Old 11-26-2015, 10:02 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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80 Year old crook steals 155 year old gold coins.

Rare gold coins stolen from Pony Express museum | Local News - KMBC Home


https://www.mscnews.net/news/?nk=47813




Stolen loot buried ?


Cave Spelunking: Alf Bolin's Outlaw Loot


Bandit Trail Treasure Hunting: Train Robbers



Ft
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Old 11-27-2015, 10:34 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Matt Kelly was a notorious burglar/safe-blower in St.Louis in the 1890s who had shot two St.Louis police officers. He was arrested in Chicago on May 16, 1895 by a famous Chicago detective named Clifton R. Wooldridge who wrote a book about all the arrests he made.


William Turner

News Items from The Kansas City Journal ~ Old News That's New to You from Vintage Kansas City.com




Trench coat Robbers


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trenchcoat_Robbers


The Trenchcoat Robbers | Alex Kotlowitz



https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1p1-23402890.html
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:15 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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A man arrives in a taxi to rob an O'Fallon bank. The meter was running.

Man who took taxi to O'Fallon, Mo., bank robbery now in custody, police say : News




The Daltons

THE DALTON GANG


Emmett Dalton Biography
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Old 11-29-2015, 05:20 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Jeff Borman
He murdered a couple in Missouri and served 20 years in prison from 1971-1992.
In 1999 he won $3.9 million in the Missouri lottery and was sued by Attorney General Jay Nixon for a portion to pay prison costs while he was incarcerated.


Ernest Le Ford
Master thief
He was arrested January 4, 1917 at the Buckingham Hotel in St.Louis after stealing more than $50,000 worth of jewels from lavish hotels in New York City.



Steven Spielberg's stolen painting, a St.Louis art thief and a plot to kill Martin Luther King.

The Rockwell Files | Feature | St. Louis News and Events | Riverfront Times
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:16 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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COUNTERFEITERS


Dante Sumlar
Most Wanted Counterfeiter

`Most wanted' counterfeiter sentenced in Missouri - KMOV.com



Drew W. Garrison
Made counterfeit money while out on bond

Police: Man made counterfeit money while out on bond



Victoria Calbert
Cashed $100,000 in counterfeit checks at Walmart.

Victoria Calbert, Missouri Woman, Allegedly Cashed $100,000 In Counterfeit Checks At Walmart



David L. Dausman
Counterfeiting Cop.

Accused counterfeiter was a police officer in Wellston : News
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Old 11-30-2015, 11:19 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Jim Staley
He is a Missouri pastor who swindled elderly investors, some with dementia.
Was sentenced to 7 years in prison and ordered to pay his victims $3.3 million.
He has only paid a tiny fraction, $1,950, despite that he lives rent free with an annual church salary of $127,000.



Isreal Owen Hawkins Jr.
Swindler

Petro America founder is sentenced to 30 years in prison | The Kansas City Star




Kevin M Barr
Identity Thief

Fraud Scheme 'Ring Leader' Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison - www.ktts.com
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