confidence trickster


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confidence trickster

ntruffatore/trice
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I realised here was a confidence trickster - he mentioned no particular place of work nor his skills.
BACK in 1929, American Joseph Clarke, a confidence trickster who had relationships with a string of women, was hanged after killing the mother of one of them.
While not a witch in the traditional sense, she was in todayAEs terminology a consummate con artist, charlatan, compulsive liar, confidence trickster, thief, and fraudster.
Jason Statham is confidence trickster Jake, whose fool-proof formula makes him a marked man in gambling circles.
They have practised the habit of confidence for sure but if their motive is to lure the audience into parting with money for a cause or product which has no substance, does not exist or they know has no longevity then this is an example of a "confidence trickster".
Playing out in the glitzier parts of New Orleans and Buenos Aires, the action here revolves around professional pickpocket and confidence trickster Nicky (Will Smith) who takes shapely wannabe con Jess (Margot Robbie) under his wing.
Praed, his usual debonair self, is more than convincing as the confidence trickster who has ladies swooning - he was born for the role.
Brown is an incredibly clever performer, he's a wonderful show-off, a fantastic confidence trickster. His show aims to look simple, but it is slick and it manipulates the audience into a way of thinking.
"Kvachi" is the story of a confidence trickster that engages in insurance fraud, bank robbery--when he's not engaged as a womanizer and associating with the infamous Rasputin.
Police described Bhayani as "a confidence trickster who murdered her with the sole intention of stripping her assets and the belongings she had worked hard for".
Falklands War veteran Simon Weston, who was photographed alongside O'Neill at a meeting, tells the programme: "It came down to him being a confidence trickster - these people exist."
According to the paper, Cherie was strongly criticised in the media in 2002 when it emerged that a convicted confidence trickster, the lover of her closest adviser, had helped her negotiate a property deal.