This documentary delves into the history of one of the most infamous con artists of all time. Charles Ponzi garnered such a reputation for himself that the term "Ponzi scheme" was coined based on his exploits. Before his infamy, people referred to the practice as robbing Peter to pay Paul. To his credit, his supporters thought he had a good idea for making money with his scheme. He promised his investment clients that they would be able to get a 50% profit from their business within a short 45 days or that they would alternatively get a 100% profit within 90 days.