CRIME: The Lost Wheelbarrow

Almost anyone could mistake Lloyd J. Moore for an honest man. His well manicured hands, steel-grey hair and assured manner suggest that he might be an eminently successful professional man, perhaps a surgeon. But for most of his life Moore has been interested in just one kind of operation: removing money from suckers' bank accounts. Three of his stock promotions brought him. by his own reckoning, $270,000. Last week in Great Falls, Mont., the law caught up with Moore.

"Found More Skeleton." The scheme that finally got Con Man Moore was his "Lost Wheelbarrow Mine." To help promote it, in...

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