Lou Blonger

In a follow-up to our episode about one very slick criminal, we’re taking listeners through a tour of Denver’s seedy side. Learn how to scam people 1920s style with an immersive confidence game that required elaborate acting, money swapping, and fake fights.

Featured image: Some of the members of Lou Blonger’s gang being held in a church basement during their arrest. (Image source)

Lou Blonger’s mugshot (Image source)

A drawing of “boodles,” piles of fake money used in the rag game. (Image source)

A newspaper article about J. Frank Norfleet, the “boomerang sucker” who went from a victim of bunco games to an informant against them. (Image source)