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1100 Words You Need to Know – Week 1, Day 7

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  • Coursebook: 1100 Words You Need to Know
  • Session: Week 1, Day 7
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Wordsearch 1
Using the clues listed below, fill in each blank in the following story with one of the new words you learned this week.

Reggie the Con Man

In the __________ of crime, there are few scoundrels who could match the exploits of Reggie Hayes, who also used the names of Reginald Haven, Ricardo Hermosa, Father Harris, and dozens of other aliases. Reggie’s , in Chicago and Baltimore, is __________ with scams that he perpetrated upon gullible people. , his favorite was a __________ who should have known better.
Dressed as a priest (”Father Harris”), he was most , however. His method of was to “find” a stuffed with hundred dollar bills outside a and then __________ an unsuspecting woman to share his good fortune, since there was no in the wallet. But first, to establish her , his victim had to put up a sum of money as a her good faith. Mrs. Emma Schultz, age 72, tearfully told the police that she had withdrawn $14,000 from her bank and placed it in a supplied by the helpful priest. He told her to the bag while he went next door to a lawyer’s office to make the sharing of their good fortune legal.
After a seemingly __________ wait, Mrs. Schultz discovered to her chagrin that the thief had skipped out the back way, leaving her “holding the bag”a switched bag containing while he made his with her life savings.

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