The Con Man specializes in finding people who want something for nothing and giving them nothing for something. When most people think of a con man, they imagine a ruthless criminal who steals money from little old ladies. While this is sometimes the case, the little old ladies aren't always blameless. In addition to exploiting the mark's trust, most cons also exploit their greed. Some con artists specialize in "short cons"--simple jobs that don't require much investment but also don't have high returns. Others prefer the "long con," which can require weeks or months of elaborate set-up, dozens of accomplices, and considerable working capital.
When Hex wrote M-Force: Monster Hunting in the 21st Century, we included a lot of detail about the organization and all of the support that it could offer a team of monster hunters in the field. Unfortunately, we didn’t include any rules for dealing with this support structure, which meant the competence and response time of support personnel was basically left up to GM fiat.
The small-time crook is a person who relies on illegal activities to make a living, but doesn’t have the abilities, resources, or imagination to pull off a big score. Some small-time crooks specialize in a particular brand of illicit activity—for example, drug dealing or stealing cars—but most will take any opportunity to make a quick buck if they think they can make a clean getaway. Small-time crooks often act as footsoldiers for mafia families, street gangs, and other criminal organizations.