Charles Montaldo was a licensed private investigator who worked with law enforcement agencies and insurance companies investigating crime and fraud. He became interested in crime when he owned a general insurance agency where he encountered a great number of fraudulent claims and general fraud in the industry. Montaldo wrote 332 articles for ThoughtCo, including profiles of serial killer Ted Bundy and convicted murderer Charles Manson, as well as his cult-like followers, known as the "Manson Family."
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