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Description: Frenchman Louis Nadin Robbed of $11,000Date: January 14 1887
Newspaper published in: Tupelo, MS
Source: Lee Co., MS Library
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 4
Louis Nadin, a Frenchman, residing in Mobile, Ala., made the startling and unexpected discovery a few days ago that he had been robbed as long ago as the 30th of November of about $11,000 in money and bonds by a bold and successful confidence game. Sometime in the latter part of November Nadin made the acquaintance of a fellow countryman lately arrived, and the new acquaintance introduced him to a third Frenchman. The three became very intimate. In the course of time they succeeded in inducing Nadin to display his wealth by first showing him the large amount of securities and gold which they possessed. One of them had his possessions in a box in his hotel, and Nadin insisted on going with him to remove it to a safe place. As the box was opened and its gold and bonds displayed, Nadin was called from the room, leaving his own money. When he returned his friend told him that he had put his (Nadin's) treasures in his own box, which he turned over to the Mobile man for safekeeping. Nadin never suspected anything wrong until recently, when he broke upon his friend's box and found that there was nothing in it but a number of newspapers and a lot of lead. The police have been notified.