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You would be amazed at how many doctors, lawyers, engineers and college professors I ripped off.
The bottom line is, fraud is a crime that can happen to anyone, given the right con man and a victim with the right set of circumstances.
The celebrity probably doesn't know that people are getting ripped off; he may know nothing at all about the business. Think about the first time you fell in love or a time when someone cut you off on the freeway and you were seething for hours. Fraud victims are people with emotional needs, just like the rest of us.
A lot of them didn't even know that the business was a fraud.
I first tried heroin when I was 22, and became instantly addicted. Your autographed football and jerseys are hanging on the wall, along with awards and several pictures of you posing with famous actors.
For the next 15 years I would move in and out of rehab centers and in and out of fraud boiler rooms. The pool table is across the room on the left-hand side.
The agents gathered everyone in a big open area we called The Pit — where, moments earlier, dozens of salesmen had been pitching prospective victims over the phone — and started calling out people's names.
They were handed letters explaining whether they were targets of the investigation, material witnesses or something else. I was the manager of the room; people wanted to see how I would react.