Maria Branca dos Santos
|Died||1992 (aged 89–90)|
|Other names||Dona Branca|
|Criminal penalty||10 years in jail|
Maria Branca dos Santos, more commonly referred to as "Dona" Branca (1902–1992), was a Portuguese criminal known chiefly for maintaining a Ponzi scheme in Portugal between 1970 and 1984 that paid a ten percent monthly interest. During this time she became popularly known as "The people's banker".
- Visão, Apanhados pelos selos, 18 May 2006.
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