[LMB] Is Barr a rapist? or I'm misunderstanding beguilement?

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Fri Aug 9 14:08:24 BST 2019

> On Aug 8, 2019, at 10:27 PM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Gwynne: When they catch criminals I'm often surprised, and depressed, at
> the pointlessness of it all. Someone who's quietly defrauded a company, or
> the welfare system, for years - but spends money on big holidays and posts
> about it on social media. Gets plastic surgery and buys expensive handbags.
> Or just gambles it away. Pointless, and so easily caught.
> If I were going to siphon off some serious money, I'd do it quietly and use that
> money to build up my own business or investment empire; I'd make sure I
> became independently wealthy, or at least comfortable, and then stop taking
> more. And I'd set enough aside so that I could repay my original ...er.. borrowings
> if necessary.

Sometimes they figure they will get caught, so decide to vacation.   The movie “The Lavender Hill Mob” had Alec Guinness’ character doing that.

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