|George Appo||1858–1930||The son of a Chinese father and an Irish mother, Appo was a famed pickpocket and longtime resident of Donovan's Lane near the Five Points. A Pickpocket's Tale: the Underworld of Nineteenth-Century New York by Timothy J. Gilfoyle (2006) uses Appo's own memoir as its basis.|
|Leon L.J. Bernard||Disgraced reverend who embezzled $1,400,000 from the See of Tournai in Belgium. He was pursued by New York detective Joseph Dorcy and eventually captured in Veracruz.|
|Joe Douglas and Bill Mosher||d. 1874||Pair of burglars alleged to have been involved in the Charley Ross kidnapping case. Months after the kidnapping, both men were killed attempting to rob the home of Judge Van Brunt.|
|Jack Frenchy||Algerian-born criminal known as "Jack Frenchy" alleged to be "Jack the Ripper" and wrongly accused of the murder of Bowery prostitute Old Shakespeare.|
|Albert E. Hicks||1820–1860||Waterfront thief and freelance gunmen who murdered the three-man crew of the oyster sloop E.A. Johnson after being shanghaied.|
|Ludwig the Bloodsucker||Bowery character who resided near Bismark Hall and the House of Commons and is claimed to have "quaffed human blood as if it were wine".|
|Old Flaherty||1824–?||River pirate who was a head of a family of criminals and thugs in the Seventh Ward. He and his wife were later sent to Blackwell's Island.|
|Mme. Restell||1812–1878||Abortionist known as "Madam Killer", she was worth over $500,000 during her lifetime.|
|Henry G. Romaine||Grave robber involved in the theft and ransom of the body of industrialist Alexander T. Stewart.|
|Peter Sawyer||Californian thief and robber who was the first criminal began drugging people for the purposes of robbing them during the late 1860s.|
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