December 21, 2023

EP. 221.5 — Fraud Fridays: The Last Ride of Peggy Jo w/ James Mastraieni

Happy Fraud Friday! This week, we revisit our episode with comedian James Mastraieni where we first learn the epic tale of a Dallas bank robber who fooled authorities throughout the 90’s dressed as a cowboy. Plus, a mother of three sues a woman who used her children as props in a crowdfunding scheme generating hundreds of thousands of dollars.

 

Research by Kaelyn Brandt

 

Sources:

https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/the-last-ride-of-cowboy-bob/

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/503647/cowboy-bob-mysterious-middle-aged-bank-robber-who-fooled-fbi

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2005/may/06/bank-robber-shot-dead-in-texas/

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53001390/peggy-jo-tallas

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