Did Frederick Woods and the Schoenfeld brothers really expect to get away with ransoming 26 kids?

James Wray

Frederick Woods and brothers Richard and James Schoenfeld were all from fairly wealthy background but still they decided on the bizarre scheme to kidnap 26 children and hold them for ransom.

You can read the details below, but suffice to say these were not the most accomplished criminals.
A really crazy case.

Thankfully the kids all escaped but did the trio really think they could get away with it?