The con artist Christian Gerhartsreiter, orthe con man Christopher Chichester, orthe impostor Christopher Crowe, orthe kidnapper Clark Rockefeller?
"While the alleged kidnapper’s prints were being analyzed, the bureau, in hopes that someone might recognize him, released pictures to the media, and soon a lifetime of carefully constructed identities began emerging…
When the results came back from the print lab, one thing became clear: the alleged kidnapper was not a Rockefeller. He was Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, a 47-year-old German immigrant who had come to America as a student in 1978, and who had disappeared into a complicated existence that the Boston district attorney would call "the longest con I’ve seen in my professional career.""
Read the long article on this strange tale of an eccentric, impersonator, swindler and possible murderer.
Said an attorney: "He is a mystery man, a cipher," a spinner of stories "literally so numerous and varied they are proving to be difficult to keep track of…"
The Man in the Rockefeller Suit, Vanity Fair>>
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