Monday, 15 March 2020
There's gifted con-artists out there who just keep going even though they have to know they are going to get caught. People like Juan Carlos Guzman Betancourt and Terry Kirby live from sting-to-sting, interrupted only by stints in jail. A new movie I Love You Philip Morris details the life and times of one lifestyle fraudster, Steve Russell, who is now serving 144 years. Last year, The Observer ran a piece about the movie and the story behind which you can read here. With Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor it proves that people just love a good story about a con-artist, so long as they are not the victim.