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 Louis “Louie the Dip” Finkelstein

Louis “Louie the Dip” Finkelstein

Death 1 Jan 1964 (aged 69)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 22610 · View Source
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Cleveland's "Prince of Pickpockets". His 50 year career record of over 120 arrests and 20 sentences served, made him the most frequently arrested pickpocket in Cleveland history. In 1933 he picked the pocket of the Parma, Ohio Chief of Police. Finkelstein even picked the pocket of his bail bondsman and that of a reporter covering one of his trials. In 1954, arthritis forced Finkelstein into early "retirement". He died penniless.

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  • Added: 4 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22610
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Louis “Louie the Dip” Finkelstein (Aug 1894–1 Jan 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22610, citing Ridge Road Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .