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In Depth (Dishonesty in America: Part IV) #612568

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 22, 1996
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Mike Jensen) The growing trend of Americans ripping off each other examined; statistics and details given of the Dennis Hellywell rip-off scam. [Hellywell friend Barbara NICHOLSON - expresses her disgust at Hellywell's deception of family and friends.] [Hellywell LAWYER - comments.] [Psychiatrist Dr. Joseph HARASZTI - says some people feel a compulsion to con others.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The story of con man Charles Barry's rip-off of Canterbury, New Hampshire, residents by telling them he had cancer and abusing their generosity outlined. [Residents Kim GILROY, Priscilla LOCKWOOD, Tom COCHRANE, John LAPLANYE - comment.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Jensen, Mike

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