We need more mugshots like this

Someone pointed me to the photo collection Mugshots of the 1920s, from the files of the New South Wales police.

All the pictures are worth a look, but I took a special interest in this guy:

Not that the photo itself is better than the rest, but here’s the police description:

A con man who sells suburban building blocks at grossly inflated prices, by falsely leading the buyers to believe the lots may be promptly resold for a huge profit.

Hence the title of this post. We could put real estate con artists away a century ago, we can do it today.

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