'A fascinating and illuminating story'
-- Irvine Welsh
'A scintillating read - with a very large don't try this at home
warning thrown in for good measure.' -- Maxim
'An eye-popping account of the brief but spectacularly profitable
career of young Elliot Castro. It's a fascinating story.' -- Mail on Sunday
'Well written, revealing and above all human, Other People's Money
is a cut above your average crime saga.' -- Switched On
'a concise, self-critical memoir, which deftly conveys the
desperation of his plight without a shred of self pity.' -- Daily Express
'exhilarating Brit variation on Catch Me If You Can, which never
misses an opportunity to up the sweaty-palmed suspense.'
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Elliot Castro was a gifted outsider, a working-class kid with ambitions who wanted to live the high life but lacked the money to do so. Until, at the tender age of sixteen, he worked out how to use the credit card system to his advantage. Identifying the banks' security weaknesses, utilising his intelligence and charm, Elliot embarked on a massive spending spree. From London to New York, Ibiza to Beverly Hills, he lived the fantasy life, staying in famous hotels, flying first class, blowing a fortune on designer clothes. Time and time again Elliot managed to wriggle free of the numerous authorities who were on his tail, while his life spiralled out of control. Meanwhile, from a police station at Heathrow, a detective was patiently tracking him down . . . With a likeable hero, filled with humour and as fast-paced as a thriller, Other People's Money is crime writing at its best. 'A fascinating and illuminating story' Irvine Welsh 'Exhilarating Brit variation on Catch Me if You Can, which never misses an opportunity to up the sweaty-palmed suspense' Arena