SHOW / EPISODE

The Elaborate Scam: Fake Ceremonies and Paid Actors The Deceptive World of Candace Clark

Season 1 | Episode 258
55m | Apr 22, 2024

Today we delve into a case involving a woman named Candace Clark who orchestrated an elaborate scam. Candace posed as the Director of Special Investigations for the City of Chicago and organized fake ceremonies with paid actors to make it seem legitimate. The actors eventually became suspicious when they weren't paid and started investigating. They discovered that Candace's position didn't exist and that she was defrauding them. The comptroller, Susan Mendoza, helped uncover the truth and reported the fraud to the authorities. Candace Clark, a serial fraudster, posed as a high-ranking government official and conducted fake swearing-in ceremonies to gain credibility. Her motivation was to approach big corporations and ask for donations. She also enjoyed the attention and accolades that came with her fake persona...

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