Another week, another fascinating look at why fraudsters commit their crimes. In this book, the author relies on first hand testimony – in the form of letters received from the criminals – to tell the story. As Bloomberg reports, Eugene Soltes’ new book, ‘Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal’ is out on Oct 11.
“Having read Soltes’s accounts of these and other white-collar characters, one answer comes into focus above all others to the author’s question of why they did it. They did it because they thought they could get away with it.”