Harold Hill

This was the main character of 1957 the musical The Music Man. Hill is a conman who takes money from townspeople with the promise to create a youth band, but intends to abscond with the funds.

Why I Looked It Up

From a news article about someone who promoted a new racetrack and took investments from motorsports enthusiasts without delivering.

They’re asking for thousands of dollars in refunds, and declaring their local organizer a modern Harold Hill

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