I Can Steal That!

I Can Steal That!

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.... Show More

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October 25, 2020 50 min
In 2001 a gang of thieves broke into a garage on Milwaukee's lower east side and stole what many call the most beautiful car ever made - a 1938 Talbot Lago T-150C SS. This is the story of the car theft, bungling police, and international scandal. Pete is joined by comedian and Tik Tok celebrity Patrick Loller.
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October 19, 2020 70 min
During the height of the Afghan and Iraq wars, the US began outsourcing as much of the war as possible to the lowest bidder. Anybody with an internet connection and an LLC could submit bids to provide anything from bullets to bazookas. When two twenty somethings won a $300,000,000 bid to provide bullets and grenades to the US government, things quickly spiraled out of control. This is the story of AEY, and it's full of interna...
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October 13, 2020 49 min
McKamey Manor is infamous among the horror experience community with a reputation for the extreme. Promising a $20,000 prize to anybody that can complete the entire 8 hour ordeal, participants are subjected to brutal physical and mental abuse and so far nobody has collected the grand prize. McKamey Manor is not necessarily a scam, but it's scam adjacent. Pete is joined by Adam C. Thomas, a Louisville based photographer and ...
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October 5, 2020 51 min
The Hope Diamond is probably the most well known gem in the world. The enormous blue stone is the inspiration behind Titanic's heart of the ocean, and the jewel has been worn by multiple kings and sultans across many centuries and continents. The Hope Diamond isn't JUST beautiful though - it's also cursed. Probably. Maybe. On this episode, we dive deep into the history of the Hope Diamond and the misfortunes that fol...
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September 28, 2020 57 min
Spooky Season is here so we're covering some otherworldly scams! In this episode we dive deep into the history of psychic mediums and some of the more unscrupulous "seers" and how they take advantage of people that are hurting. Pete is joined by the fantastic Shanyce Lora. Catch Shanyce streaming on twitch at www.twitch.tv/shanycelikesthings Music Provided by Paper Yellow Music.
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September 21, 2020 54 min
In 1855, the South Eastern Railway was packed up with gold en route to Paris. However, when the gold merchants in Paris opened up the crates, they found lead balls instead of their gold. This is the story of the Great Gold Train Robbery - the first ever heist on a moving train, and the men and women behind it. Pete is joined by NY Comic Kevin Brady. If you're looking for a great sock subscription service, check out society...
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September 15, 2020 40 min
In 1980s Miami, nothing was out of reach to those with money and the right connections. Guns, Drugs, Girls, anything you wanted could be yours for the right price if you spoke to a Ukrainian mobster by the name of Tarzan. So when the Soviet Union fell and drug cartels wanted to buy helicopters and submarines, they knew who to call. This is the story of how the Russian mob and Colombian cartels tried to do the impossible and we a...
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September 7, 2020 69 min
The Antwerp Diamond Center is the world's largest hub for diamonds, doing billions in business each year. Two stories underground, an impossibly complex vault stored hundreds of millions of dollars in stones, gold, silver, and cash. This is the story of how one gang of thieves pulled off the heist of the century and did the impossible. Pete is joined by the hilarious Dara Jemmott, host of the great "Comedians for Hire&#...
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August 31, 2020 31 min
For our first Bonus Episode, we're going to be telling the story of one of the most ingenious heists/cons you've never heard of. This is the story of Barbara "The Golden Boos" Erni and a con that feels straight out of a Dungeons and Dragons Campaign. This episode's guest is NYC Comic and TikTok star Freddy G. Music Provided by Paper Yellow Music.
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August 24, 2020 51 min
When Louis XV commissioned a necklace for his favorite mistress, he couldn't know that he was setting in motion a series of events that would help spark the French Revolution, but that's exactly what happened. This is the story of the Affair of the Diamond Necklace - a scam that cost some people millions in diamonds and cost others their heads. On this Episode, Pete is joined by Steve Cohen, a fantastic NYC based comic a...
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August 17, 2020 39 min
Did you know that there's a maple syrup mafia AND a maple syrup black market? On this episode, we're going to talk about the Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist - and how tens of thousands of gallons of brown gold - worth 50 times as much as crude oil - were stolen. My guest on this episode is NYC Comic and Actor Ralph Anthony. Music provided by Paper Yellow Music.
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The only thing scarier than someone that spends months planning a jewel heist is somebody that can plan it in a day. Gerald Blanchard is one of those kinds of thieves. Not only did he pull of a movie quality heist on a whim, he led police down an insane rabbit hole of international bank heists and a shadowy crime syndicate that spanned continents. Pete is joined again in this episode by Patrick Loller, a NYC based comic and army...
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July 29, 2020 47 min
On this episode of I Can Steal That, we cover our first pyramid scheme! LuLaRoe didn't just sell buttery soft leggings, they sold the dream of financial independence to thousands of women across the world. For a while, these dreams came true for several consultants that were suddenly making tens of thousands of dollars a month, but eventually the LuLaRoe bubble burst and left its consultants with broken dreams and empty bank ac...
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July 20, 2020 42 min
The hardest part of almost every heist is selling what you've stolen, but today we're going to discuss a crime that's half art heist, half cyber crime, and all brilliant, because the thief just skipped the whole "stealing the painting" bit and went straight to the money, leaving no trace and a messy legal battle behind. Pete's joined today by his friend and great comic out of Columbus Georgia, James Etchis...
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July 8, 2020 93 min
Jesse James is one of the most prolific outlaws in history - both within America and globally. Jesse and his gang are responsible for the first bank robbery AND the first train robbery in American History and his life story is full of hardship, danger, and violence. This is a special episode - a joint production with the fantastic American Loser Podcast. Pete and KP Burke join forces to tell the story of Jesse's incredible...
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June 22, 2020 33 min
On December 22, 2000 three men pulled off the kind of heist that you usually see in movies. Carbombs, speedboats, this one has it all! Pete is joined by the hilarious Raanan Hershberg as they discuss this daring caper and heist movies in general. Check out Raanan's set on James Corden here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTC5aih32zE Music provided by Paper Yellow Music.
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June 11, 2020 43 min
Gregor MacGregor lived one of the most interesting lives of anybody I can think of. A descendant of famed Scotsman Rob Roy and a cousin of Simon Bolivar, MacGregor was a war hero on multiple continents and then ran one of the most successful scams in the history of the world, which earned him over 3 BILLION dollars in today's money AND his own imaginary country. Pete is joined today by headlining comedian and award winning sc...
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June 8, 2020 3 min
On this Smash and Grab Episode Pete discusses a daring high speed heist that's part Fast and Furious and part Sideways. We'll be back with regular episodes later this week. Video of this heist can be found here: https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2020/05/07/man-big-rig-wine-drinking-tank/
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May 18, 2020 57 min
Juan Pujol Garica wanted to be a spy for the British in WWII, but when they turned his offer down, he shrugged and created his own fictional spy network that would change the outcome of the war in an astounding number of ways. This is the story of Agent Garbo, who pulled off an INSANE con for the good of humanity. Pete's guest this week is the hilarious Linette Palladino, a NYC based comic and an authority on military intelli...
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On June 15, 1862, a gang of 8 Australian Bushrangers robbed a wagon carrying $4,000,000 in gold and cash. This is the incredible true story of Frank Gardiner and a score so big it held the record for Australia's largest gold heist for over 150 years. On this episode, Pete is joined by his friend and comedian, Emily Walsh. Emily won the Comedy Mob Festival in NYC and hosts the incredible podcast "Alone at Lunch." Gi...
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