Anthony’s reputation preceded him, but the thing with conmen is that they aren’t restricted to a single name.

So it was Leon Jacob who proposed marriage to a young heiress called Stephanie Bingham.

She thought he was the perfect man until the family detective told her that Mr. Jacob did not, in fact, exist.

She married him anyway, in a gigantic ceremony covered by media from all over the country. But not before she made him drunkenly sign a prenup.

And thereafter, she made him attend events and parties with her. She even paid to have him star in public service advertisements.

Then when the time came for him to grab her money and run, he found that there wasn’t any, and that his face looked down at him from billboards on every corner of the country.

That’s how she destroyed him – by making him famous.