Whenever crime is discussed, one's attention is invariably called to the person who actually commits crime, such as the bandit, the murderer, the automobile thief, etc.; and whenever the so-called crime wave gains such proportions as to arouse the public to a state of indignation, laws are passed and reforms instituted to make more certain the punishment of such criminals. Very often, however, one of the most vicious enemies of society is forgotten, because he practices his nefarious profession hidden from the eye of the public and under a cloak of respectability. I refer to the one who receives the proceeds of larceny of burglary from the thief or burglar. The receiver of stolen goods in common parlance is called the "fence."