11-1-11: The Man in the Rockefeller Suit
You may remember the headlines from three summers ago. The Baltimore Sun blared: “Fugitive Father Caught in Baltimore: FBI agents seize kidnap suspect, rescue daughter.” A guy calling himself Clark Rockefeller, accused of kidnapping his seven-year-old daughter in Boston, had been arrested in midtown Baltimore neighborhood after a weeklong manhunt.
Turns out, that was just the tip of a con game that had run for 30 years…and is still playing out. Mark Seal, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, lays it out in his book, The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter. Today, he’ll tell Sheilah how the impostor got from a small village in Germany to Ploy Street in Mt. Vernon.
Hear the rest of Sheilah’s interview with Mark Seal: