Queen of Fakers: The Criminal Exploits of Maud Johnson

By 1913, so many convicts had escaped from the Walla Walla State Penitentiary, that the warden issued a catalog to law enforcement agencies with pictures and descriptions of those who were still at large. Among all of the grizzled cons and convicted murders there was exactly one woman: Maud Johnson. At the young age of 30 she had already earned the distinction of the most infamous woman con artist of her time.