The Humbert Millions
The Humbert Millions

Written by Allen Upward

Copyright 1904

Story 11 of 12 contained in the collection {!bk_7177|Secret History of To-Day!} - Therese Humbert was considered one of the century's great con men. She and members of her family scammed dozens of rich people by claiming to have a fortune in a safe, having inherited it from a rich American whose life she had saved one. When she was arrested on fraud charges in 1902 after many years of swindling, the safe was empty. Andrea V tells how he learned what became of the missing millions, if they were ever there in the first place.