Everyday Thieves

Every con begins with trust. Who do you trust?

Elizabeth Holmes. Bernie Madoff. Anna Delvay/Sorokin. These are the con artists that grab headlines, but the most dangerous con artists are the people we think we know best. These four short stories explore what happens when ordinary deceptions hit close to home.

“Trust Account”: A disgraced risk manager recalls the events leading to a $500,000 theft under her watch.

“The Thief I Loved”: An identity thief victim refuses to believe her generous, loving boyfriend may be the culprit.

“A Phone Scammer is Born”: A young woman struggles between her wallet and her conscience as she works at a fraudulent call center.

“For Richer or Poorer”: A suspicious business opportunity tests a wife’s loyalty to her husband.