Newspaper Publisher Reveals Secret Identity, Ruins It for the Rest of Us
"I got the name John Nevin from a fake driver's license a friend gave me in New York, which I thought was real at first, so I became that person."
So he moved to Florida in 1982 and is now a respected businessman and publisher of the monthly Vanguard Chronicle newspaper. And this is the part that could ruin it for the rest of us.
Everyone knows that South Florida is where to go for anyone who wants to reinvent
In Young's case, he served nine months in prison in 2005 after he turned himself in to parole authorities in New York. He continued to publish the Chronicle from prison by mailing notes to his wife. If the same fate befalls me for my ring scam, I too will mail notes to Young's wife, who will hopefully not wonder why she's getting notes from a dirty carnie.