The Scams of Grandma Fence

Written by William Bryk on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Posts

Most industries rely on middlemen to transmit their products to the consumer. This is also true of the underworld. Most theft would not happen without the plunder’s efficient redistribution through the receiver of stolen property, popularly known as the fence. According to Herbert Asbury’s The Gangs of New York, most 19th-century fences operated small shops, [&hellip
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