Sante Kimes: Convicted of fraud, robbery, murder, and over 100 other crimes 
Matt the Knife (1981): American-born con artist, card cheat and pickpocket who, from the ages of approximately 14 through 21, bilked dozens of casinos, corporations and at least one Mafia crime family.
Steven Kunes (1956): Former television screenwriter with convictions for forgery, grand theft, and false use of financial information. In 1982 he attempted to sell a faked interview with J. D. Salinger to People magazine.
Bernard Madoff (1938): Former American stock broker and non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market who admitted to the operation of the largest Ponzi scheme in history.
Richard Allen Minsky (1944): Scammed female victims for sex by pretending to be jailed family members over the phone.
Lou Pearlman (1954): Former boy band impresario, convicted for perpetrating a large and long-running Ponzi scheme.
Steven Jay Russell (1957): Georgia deputy police officer who impersonated several individuals to escape from a Texas prison, and embezzled over hundreds of thousands of dollars from the North American Medical Management corporation. Best known for pretending to be dying from AIDS in order to transfer out of prison, only to be caught after later trying to appeal his life-partner Phillip Morris' jail sentence. Inspired a movie titled: "I Love You Phillip Morris" 
Kevin Trudeau (1963): US writer and billiards promoter, convicted of fraud and larceny, known for late-night infomercials and books about "Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About".
Ali Dia (1965): Senegalese semi-professional football (soccer) player, who together with a friend posed as an imaginary cousin of former World Player of The Year George Weah in a phone call to Graeme Souness, the manager of Premier League team Southampton. Souness was duped into signing Dia however his performance in a match led the club to believe that Dia wasn't who he said he was.
Alessandro Zarrelli (1984): Italian amateur football (soccer) player, sent fake faxes to clubs in Great Britain posing as a make believe Italian FA official who was offering a young professional player (himself) for a cultural exchange loan. Managed to earn a short term deal with one club and trained with several more before being caught out by a Sky TV documentary team. No charges were ever brought as no complaints were made to the Police.