Bill Mason (born 1940 in Hundred, West Virginia) is an American jewel thief who, in his 2004 autobiography Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief, avers that he has stolen $35,000,000 in property from the private residences and hotel rooms, with targets including Phyllis Diller, Johnny Weissmuller and Armand Hammer.
In popular culture
In 2007, the second story on the episode "Religious Prey: Greater Ministries Int'l / It Takes a Thief", of the television series American Greed, covered his story, including extensive interviews with Mason.
- "King of cat burglars - Books - www.smh.com.au". www.smh.com.au.
- "Religious Prey: Greater Ministries Int'l / It Takes a Thief". American Greed. Season 1. Episode 6. 2007-07-26. CNBC. Retrieved 2022-05-20.