Like heists, scams, and cons? I Can Steal That! is the true crime podcast that's never too heavy. Each episode tells the story of some of history's most outrageous heists, cons, and scams and the fascinating people behind them. Host Pete Stegemeyer breaks down the details of each case for a comedic guest and will change the way you look at banks, museums, and grifts.
Alves dos Reis was one of history's most prolific forgers. On this episode, we're going to be diving deep into his counterfeit money operation that was so advanced and so successful that he nearly plunged the world into the second world war ahead of schedule.
Pete is joined this week by Nashville comic Fiona Cauley (@fionacauley) who is performing in the Nashville Comedy Festival this week.
George Leonidas Leslie was the undisputed king of bank robbers in the post civil war United States. An architect by trade, Leslie put his intimate knowledge of blueprints to good use while his gang robbed countless banks blind. His career established heist tropes that are still used as benchmarks to this day, inspiring everyone from Al Capone to Danny Ocean and the Joker.
Pete is joined this week by Nashville comic Evan Berke.
In one of the wildest stories we'll ever cover, this episode looks at the United California Bank (UCB) heist of 1973 and the wild team of thieves tipped off by the mob to go after 30 Million dollars in illegal campaign funds being hidden away by then-President Richard Nixon. Point Break, eat your heart out.
Pete is joined this week by Tony Chochard.
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Ramon Abbas, better known to his millions of Instagram followers as Hushpuppi, flaunted a life of unbelievable excess and wealth. Abbas built his following by showing the world his fleet of supercars, designer clothes, and private jets, but behind the curtain, Abbas was running one of the most prolific scams of the internet age - stealing half a billion dollars in a variety of cyber crimes.
Our guest this week is the hilarious Gus...
In this episode we look at the biggest bank heist in China's history and the absolute rollercoaster ride that follows. If you're looking for a high stakes thrillride of a heist that is nothing like you're imagining - this episode hits the jackpot.
Pete is joined by comedian and author Emily Winter. Emily's new book, "Smarter Every Day" hits stores October 12, check it out!
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The Hatton Garden Heist is so crazy, you need to hear it twice! While Pete is away working on the new episode for next week (it's a big one) please enjoy one of our favorite episodes from the beginning of the show!
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When a lost Leonard Da Vinci painting gets purchased for just under $1200 at an auction in New Orleans, it isn't long before the painting takes the art world by storm and eventually sells for $450,000,000 - the highest price ever paid for a painting. But is everything as it appears?
In this episode, we look at the mystery behind the Salvatore Mundi, and the shadowy world of freeports and money laundering. The primary source for...
In this episode we dive deep into the first known theft using sophisticated Deepfake technology. We look into the origins of the technology and what the future could look like.
Pete is joined by Eitan Levine, a fantastic NYC comic and the host of the NYC is Dead podcast
On Christmas morning 1985, two thieves broke into Mexico City's Museum of Anthropology and stole over 120 priceless artifacts with history that spanned centuries. Come for the history lessons and stay for the cartels and space rocks!
Pete is joined once again by Brad Choma, host of Doomsday: History's Most Dangerous Podcast.
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On this episode, we talk about the largest heist in Irish history - the Northern Bank Heist. Over 25 Million in Euro and other currencies were nabbed by criminals who held the families of bank workers hostage, and the story only gets crazier as more facts come to light.
Pete is joined again this week by Colum Cronin, the host of the award winning "Adventures in Advising" and "Irish NFL Show" podcasts.
Pappy Van Winkle is some of the most expensive and sought after bourbon in the world. On this episode we dive deep into the history of Bourbon and a heist worth hundreds of thousands of dollars of Pappy Van Winkle.
Pete is joined by Adam Thomas of Louisville True Crimes podcast.
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In this listener suggested episode, we dive deep into a crime ring that made millions selling stolen cell phones in the Twin Cities. The Mustafa Family crime syndicate committed a wide range of crimes that spanned all over middle America and internationally, and after this episode you'll never look at cell phone repair shops the same way (support your local small business though!)
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Things get mythological on this episode as we dive deep into a heist worthy of the gods themselves. In honor of Loki covering DB Cooper last week, we're talking about one of mythology's most outrageous heists, and of course it involves Thor and Loki.
Originally known as "the Fat Cat Burglars" the Dinner Set Gang was a pair of thieves that targeted the wealthiest people in America. Known for striking while their victims sat down to dinner, the thieves stole an estimated 75-150 Million in gold, jewelry, and cash throughout the 60s and 70s. When they weren't busy stealing, the thieves, a pair of best friends from Yonkers, spent their time traveling and living it up w...
In the summer of 1913, London Jeweler Max Mayer was in the process of selling the world's most valuable necklace - a string of 61 flawless pink pearls worth twice as much as the Hope Diamond. When the world's greatest thief learned of the necklace, he sprang into action to take it for himself. This episode is a super fun story of gentleman thieves, spycraft, and the "Mona Lisa of Necklaces."
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When one of the world's premier jewelry stores was robbed not once, but twice in the span of a year, police knew the legendary Pink Panthers had to be behind it. In this episode we dive deep into the heists themselves and also explore mythos behind the world's most wanted jewel thieves. This episode has a little bit of everything.
Pete is joined this week by NYC comic Cher Landman.
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The Breguet No. 160 , more commonly known as "The Queen" or "The Marie-Antoinette" may be the world's most beautiful watch. Commissioned for the French Queen in 1783, the watch was so complex that it wasn't completed until 34 years after Marie Antoinette's death. In 1983, a master thief snuck into the L.A. Mayer Institute for Islamic Art and vanished into the night with the world's most incredible t...
When the New York Giants won the 2008 Super Bowl, a cat burglar and Patriots fan saw the perfect opportunity to get back at the Giants and get rich. Pete is joined by 5 time NFL Pro Bowler and fullback for the San Francisco 49ers, Kyle Juszczyk.
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On November 7, 2000 a team of thieves planned one of the most daring heists in history, targeting the Millenium Star, a flawless 200 carat diamond worth at least $200 million.? On this episode we dive deep into one of the most exciting cases we've ever covered.
Pete is joined by comedian Amy Veltman for this episode.
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In 2004, four college students from Kentucky hatched a plan to steal rare books from their school's library worth millions of dollars. While just about everything that could go wrong did go wrong, they did manage to walk away with $750,000 worth of loot.
Pete is joined this week by comedian Kevin Hurley. Stick around until the end of the episode to hear the trailer for the incredible new podcast NYC is Dead hosted by Eitan Lev...
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