Trail Of The Grifters

Two people have vanished, and a third is dead. Cops suspect a mother-and-son team of scam artists

Sure, it might be a little strange growing up with a wealthy mother who's a world-class grifter and uses a couple dozen aliases, but it's not as if there's no upside. You can torch a neighbor's house, terrorize a girlfriend, become a bona fide problem child, and your mother's in no position to pass judgment. And should you choose "criminal" as your grownup occupation, it's the ultimate flattery.

Especially if your partner is Dear Old Mom.

Murder suspects Sante Kimes, 64, and son Kenneth, 23, can't be real. The FBI must have got together with cops from New York City and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!