Ann Shlegel

The Silver Thief (10)

The Silver Thief (10)

Tweet   By Stephen J. Dubner, The New Yorker, 2004 Mason suggested a replay of the flip-the-girlfriend trick. The police caught up with Lisa, the blond woman in the photograph that Mason had shown Luanne back in 1996. Lisa had recently violated probation herself, so the police picked her up in Camden for questioning. The [...]

 Ann Shlegel

The Silver Thief (9)

The Silver Thief (9)

Tweet   By Stephen J. Dubner, The New Yorker, 2004 Nordahl later said that he was tired of living on the run. – My whole plan was to go on with a real life now, – he said. – I have no visions of being some criminal for my life. That’s not cool. My whole [...]

 Ann Shlegel

The Silver Thief (8)

The Silver Thief (8)

Tweet   By Stephen J. Dubner, The New Yorker, 2004 He wasn’t interested in discussing the details of his burglaries. – I don’t want to give something, inadvertently or otherwise, and somehow it comes back to bite me in my ass, – he said. I passed along a message from Richard Jenrette, the owner of [...]

 Ann Shlegel

The Silver Thief (7)

The Silver Thief (7)

Tweet   By Stephen J. Dubner, The New Yorker, 2004 Eisler, whose clients are typically biker-gang members, armed robbers, and sexual predators, saw an opportunity to craft a deal that would make everyone happy. – Blane harms nobody, aside from the fact you’ll never see your great-great-great-grandfather’s knife and fork again, – Eisler said. The [...]

 Ann Shlegel

The Silver Thief (6)

The Silver Thief (6)

Tweet   By Stephen J. Dubner, The New Yorker, 2004 A few months later, on August 24th, Nordahl did one more silver burglary in Greenwich-just for spite, he later admitted to Abruzzini. Luanne, meanwhile, had started to talk. Mason used a clever ploy to cement her cooperation: he drove to her house and showed her [...]

 Ann Shlegel

The Silver Thief (5)

The Silver Thief (5)

Tweet   By Stephen J. Dubner, The New Yorker, 2004 Converting silver into money was the most inefficient part of Nordahl’s scheme. According to Mason, Nordahl once revealed that his fence paid him between ten and twenty per cent of the silver’s book value. For many years, he fenced his silver to a man who [...]

 Ann Shlegel

The Silver Thief (4)

The Silver Thief (4)

Tweet   By Stephen J. Dubner, The New Yorker, 2004 An arrest warrant for Nordahl was issued. Thanks to Mason’s earlier legwork, he knew that Nordahl was staying at a motel in Camden. – We went down there that night, found out what room he was in, then called and pretended we were the manager-you [...]