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May 1st, 1925 - William Stanley Moore. The caption describes him as: "an opium dealer operating with large quantities of faked opium and cocaine. Also a wharf labourer and associates with water front thieves and drug traders."  Sounds like he led a pretty complex operation!

 

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November 27, 1922 - Kong Lee.  Evidently the young Kong Lee was a career thief, noted many times in the police records as either a safe blower or thief.  A February 1929 notation notes that Lee was recently seen moving about the trains among "card sharpers and spielers".  

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October 11, 1921 - Sidney "Pretty Sid" Grant.  Mr. Grant was a well-known con man who often used a trick known as the "Hot Seat".  In this scheme, he and a partner would rope in a stranger to temporarily overlook a large sum of money.  The holder, promised a handsome payment upon pickup, would be asked to hand over some of his own money as a guarantee that he wouldn't run off with it.  The men would then disappear and the holder would later realize the money was counterfeit or filled with fake bills under real money.