Dutch Uncle | News Blog: Illustration by SHOUT about the mystery of Harold Backer’s fraud. A fascinating, true story which plays out like a thriller. Harold Backer was a beloved and trusted member of his community who stole money from all his friends and even his own brother. One day he left a letter and disappeared. He had invested their money but lost it all, and kept up a front for over 15 years. On the morning of Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, Harold Backer went for a bike ride and never came home. His wife, Elizabeth Hardy, would later tell police that her husband had planned to cycle the Galloping Goose Trail, a popular path near their apartment in Victoria, Canada. Harold often rode the trail, she said. He’d been clear that he would not be long...

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Illustration by SHOUT about the mystery of Harold Backer’s fraud. A fascinating, true story which plays out like a thriller. Harold Backer was a beloved and trusted member of his community who stole money from all his friends and even his own brother. One day he left a letter and disappeared. He had invested their money but lost it all, and kept up a front for over 15 years. On the morning of Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, Harold Backer went for a bike ride and never came home. His wife, Elizabeth Hardy, would later tell police that her husband had planned to cycle the Galloping Goose Trail, a popular path near their apartment in Victoria, Canada. Harold often rode the trail, she said. He’d been clear that he would not be long...