Big Scam on Campus

A bogus Frenchman gives a course in con

But for the fact that he was only a part-time student at Duke University, he might have been rated a Big Man on Campus. Enrolled in 1987 in the continuing- education program, he quickly became a campus celebrity. His moniker helped. The short, wavy-haired chap with the cosmopolitan air just happened to be Maurice de Rothschild, wayfaring scion of the rich and illustrious French banker, Baron Guy de Rothschild.

At least, so he said, and for two years he never let anyone forget it. He drove the little white Honda CRX, he confided, only because he did not want to risk...

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