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The Greatest Unsolved Heist in Irish History

This is Jim!

Due to the power of the internet, I actually crafted this email on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving because I knew I was going to be busy the week before that (we went on vacation) and I’m 99% sure I’ll have Internet… but I’m not 100% sure. 🙂

So, if J.D. chose these already (or if this says that J.D. wrote it because I didn’t get a chance to switch it over), my apologies. 🙂

Today’s gems are good if you like heists:

The Greatest Unsolved Heist in Irish History [Atlas Obscura] – “Four days before the king was due to arrive in Dublin, the jewels went missing. The story of this theft would eventually involve a sex scandal, conspiracies that pointed the finger at both sides of the political spectrum, the occult, drunken pranks, bankrupt celebrities, sham trials, and an incredibly effective hush campaign from the top rung of the political ladder. The jewels have never been recovered.” Emphasis mine. 🙂

The Wildest Insurance Fraud Scheme Texas Has Ever Seen [Texas Monthly] – “When federal agent Jim Reed drove in to a small airport in the East Texas city of Athens mid-morning on September 15, 2014, he was expecting to find a straightforward case of arson—an easy case for the new guy. He introduced himself to the Athens Jet Center’s co-owners, two brothers in their seventies named Wayne and Gaylon Addkison, who led Reed to a small jet, a 1971 Cessna 500 Citation I, that looked like it had been barbecued on a rotisserie. “It was burned in half,” Wayne Addkison recalled. “The nose tipped on the ground and the back half was on the ground too.””

Finally, not a heist but a good article all the same:

9 Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires: What You Need to Know [After School Finance] – “You, too, can set a clear vision for the things you want in your life. As it relates to money, that vision is usually about what you want money to provide. For example, you may want to experience grand vacations, or you may want to quit working for money earlier in life. These are the visions. Once you understand what you’re aiming for, you can put plans in place to get there.”

See you in the future!