Johnathan Wild

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  • Johnathan Wild
    • operated on both sides of the law
    • ‘Thief Taker General'
    • Wild avoided pickpocketing
    • Had a gang to do his dirty work
    • Wild charged a fee for his services
    • attempted suicide
    • was hung in the gallows
    • collected the rewards offered for valuables he had stolen himself
    • was apprenticed to a local buckle-maker
    • "recovered" the goods
    • was a thief
    • was later caught
    • authorities asked for his adivce
    • got caught red-handed


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