“She doesn't dispute that she often pretends to be someone else or that she has faked grave illnesses and other hardships with various suitors.” -  8/21/94, “Con Artist Says She Did It For Love Not Money” by Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

Nancy L. Nusbaum, 30, of Montgomery pleaded guilty to one count of theft by deception at a hearing before state Superior Court Judge Charles Delehey in Trenton – 8/16/94, “Fond Words And Fraud” by Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

“Authorities say she used up to eight aliases and played the parts of at least as many characters” -  8/21/94, “Con Artist Says She Did It For Love Not Money” by Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

“"Don't be fooled by her appearance. She's a very smooth, very accomplished con artist,'' Assistant Mercer County Prosecutor Arun Deshbandhu said yesterday.”  7/19/1994,  10G bail set in alleged fleecing” by Emily J. Hornaday, The Times of Trenton

Nusbaum was charged with two counts of theft by deception. - 8/16/94, “Fond Words And Fraud  by Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

“Authorities say all of the characters were played by Nusbaum.” – 7/19/94, “Sweet-Talking Swindle” by Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

But Nusbaum couldn't help but boast when it was suggested that she seemed to be able to bamboozle people who should know better.  "I don't know if I'm smarter than anyone else," she said coyly. "I've just had more practice using my intellect. I prepare well. - 2002, “Web of Deceit Unravels  By Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

To most, she was a leukemia patient who was once blonde and beautiful, and attributed her existing appearance to facial changes, extreme weight gain and frizzled hair - conditions that she claimed were the effects of chemotherapy.  7/25/1994 “Alleged Con Artist Seeking Public Defender” By Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

''She knows,'' the prosecutor said. ''She called me and pretended to be someone else. She said she was a Sara Parker, an attorney, and she left me a bogus telephone number. She has a very nice, sweet phone voice.''  - 7/9/94,  Lawmen Hunt Woman In Ivy League Swindles” by Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

Authorities said Nusbaum is a career con artist who uses several aliases and various tales to fool men into giving her money. - 8/16/94, “Fond Words And Fraud  by Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

Over time, Nusbaum hooks her prey with her considerable charm, then swindles them with a tale of woe, such as needing money for chemotherapy, according to authorities.  - - 8/16/94, “Fond Words And Fraud  by Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

Her scam often begins over the telephone or computer, with Nusbaum claiming to be a person of some distinction… - - 8/16/94, “Fond Words And Fraud by Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

''This is absolutely a pattern with her,'' Deshbandhu said. ''She does the same thing over and over again. She uses the same stories and the same characters. It wouldn't surprise me to hear about her being in trouble again.'' - 8/16/94, “Fond Words And Fraud  by Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

The scams differed but most had common threads: A South African background, celebrity friends, undercover connections and bouts with lethal illnesses, usually leukemia.” 8/9/1994, “Accused Duper Fights Portrayal” by Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

“She has told so many tales to so many people that one acquaintance called it ''an act of genius'' that Nancy Nusbaum managed to keep her stories straight.” 7/31/1994 “Mercer Count Prosecutors Uncover More Victims Of Alleged Con Artist” by Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

Nusbaum, whose aliases include Alexis Sinclair, Alexis Stanton, Mary Anderson, Jill Gabriel and Nancy Keegan has claimed to be a composer, federal drug agent, talent scout, political prisoner and model from South Africa, Princeton University scholar and a jet setter who hobnobbed with entertainers.”  7/31/94 Tall Tales May Land Theft-By-Deception Suspect In Jail” by Robin Gaby

“Nancy Nusbaum has good reason to look over her shoulder. At 37, she stands accused of being a career charlatan, and nothing at all like the beautiful people she pretends to be.”  -   2002,  Web of Deceit Unravels” By Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

How long had it been since she pretended to be someone else? Told a tall tale?  "Last February," Nusbaum said, finishing up the last bite of her Reuben sandwich.  "With a few slips here and there," she added, grinning. - 2002, “Web of Deceit Unravels  By Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

“While in the Mercer County Detention Center in Trenton last month, looking out a tiny third-floor window, Nancy Nusbaum wondered how it had ever come to this.  She had started playing the game at age 3, mimicking foreign accents and pretending to be someone else. Someone far more important and exciting than she was. Someone with star power.  At 30, Nusbaum was still doing impersonations. Now it had gotten her locked away with thieves and murderers.” -  8/21/94, “Con Artist Says She Did It For Love Not Money” by Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

 “''I know I'm very talented at this,'' she said. ''I've been doing accents for a long time. I started when I was 3 and my neighbor's mother spoke French.'' “-  8/21/94, “Con Artist Says She Did It For Love Not Money” by Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

“She dismisses an often-mentioned assertion that she suffers from multiple personality disorder. ''No, that is absolutely not true,'' Nusbaum said.” -  8/21/94, “Con Artist Says She Did It For Love Not Money” by Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

''I never looked to swindle anyone, though,'' she said. ''It just happened to come about - that was their perception of the end result of their relationship with me.'' -  8/21/94, “Con Artist Says She Did It For Love Not Money by Robin Gaby Fisher, The Star Ledger

These quotes are all from published newspaper articles about "Alexis"/Nancy Nusbaum.

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