His hard lines and angles project the arrogance of a confidence man, or as Arlyn Imberman puts it, “a steamroller.”
That we know Earp not as a confidence man but as a duty-bound law officer was his most enduring and successful confidence game.
"In matters of business I take no one's word," chuckled the confidence man.
You must make an example, or you'll have every confidence man in town working you.
To be referred to as a confidence man by a gentleman of Leary's professional eminence gave Archie a thrill.
But he will be a confidence man of the most subtle character.
The confidence man saw them pass through the iron gate into the lobby.
I can prove beyond any doubt whatever that this fellow is a confidence man and a swindler.
He might easily have passed for a gambler, confidence man, or race-horse tout.
There are professional criminals of a different grade, like the forger and the confidence man.