Frederic Bourdain is a swindler who posed as missing teenagers and broke their parents' hearts.

Frederic Bourdain is a swindler who posed as missing teenagers and broke their parents' hearts.

15.09.2022 0 By admin

And what is surprising is that the people deceived by Bourdain did not see this as a big crime: deep down they even sympathized with him. Many who came into contact with him personally noted that he possessed the abilities of an excellent psychologist, to some extent a healer of human souls.

However, he also had a dark sense of humor. Chameleon, as he changed one actor’s mask for another, tried his best to squeeze out the former Bourdain. One day, Frederick’s relatives received news that his lifeless body had been found in Munich. Everyone began to wait for the delivery of the coffin. However, the “dead man” did not appear at the appointed time. Chameleon’s mother will say in her hearts: “Frederick arranged his next cruel prank.”

In the meantime, the glory of the Chameleon will soon step across the ocean. In 1997, he will manage to become Nicholas Barkley, who disappeared several years ago – and live in a strange family for three months. It is for this fraud that he will receive a term of six years in prison. At the age of 17, Frederic Bourdin goes to Paris, where the turbulent life of the Chameleon will begin, full of clever scams and high-profile revelations. He traveled almost all of Europe, visited America – and left traces of fraud everywhere. The actor, who had already begun to go bald (his age was approaching 30 years old), playing the role of a frightened, unhappy teenager, no one could forget. Frederic Bourdin by that time spoke five languages, knew the customs and culture of each country, where he pretended to be the son of a particular family, whom his parents considered to have disappeared forever.