How I Became an International …

In a series of candid interviews, we relive some of the most audacious scams and fraudulent stunts of our time from the mouths of the perpetrators themselves. Whether it’s money, fame or simply an addiction to lying, we find out what motivated these tricksters and whether the highs, lows and ramifications were worth it in the end.

Not many thieves end up on Interpol’s most wanted list, but Mark Blaney did.

After growing up in Manchester, he joined his brother Colin and the rest of their gang travelling around the north of England learning the skills of the shoplifting trade. After deciding to relocate to Amsterdam, they moved into the jewellery game, covering most of Western Europe stealing Rolexes, rings and cash from stores.

Then Interpol caught up with them.

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