Green’s Dictionary of Slang

believer n.

(US) a gullible person, who will believe whatever they are told; thus make a believer (out of), to convince.

[US]D. Hammett ‘Corkscrew’ Story Omnibus (1966) 220: I picked the sawn-off shotgun out of its nest. ‘Can I borrow this? I want to make a believer out of a guy.’.
[US]E. Torres After Hours 251: Kleinfeld’s tanned hide would make believers of all the other corrupt bastards.
[US] P. Munro Sl. U.
[US]‘Master Pimp’ Pimp’s Rap 191: Now make them counterfeit niggers a believer.