I Can Steal That!

I Can Steal That!

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.

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April 27, 2021 54 min

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...

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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.



If you're liking the show, please subscribe to the podcast wherever you get your podcasts.  Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @ICanStealThat. 

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April 11, 2021 52 min

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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April 6, 2021 71 min

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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March 23, 2021 33 min

In June of 2009, Edwin Rist broke into the British Natural History Museum at Tring and stole 299 bird skins that weren't just worth millions of dollars, they were priceless. This story covers everything from Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace to competitive salmon fly tying, and it is a wild ride from start to finish. 

The primary source for this podcast is the incredible book "The Feather Thief" by Kurt Wallace Jo...

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Few heists have had as much of a cultural impact as the Norrmalmstorg Robbery.  While it may not have set any records for how much was stolen, this heist - originally planned to be a simple 15 minute job, turned into a hostage situation that lasted six days and saw the victims bond with their captors in a way the world had never seen.  This is the heist that coined the term "Stockholm Syndrome."

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March 1, 2021 18 min

On this episode, Pete talks about the 1911 heist of the Mona Lisa, which propelled the painting from relative obscurity to being the world's most famous work of art for over a century. 

Pete also talks a bit about the upcoming schedule and provides a few book updates. 

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February 22, 2021 59 min

On this Valentine's week episode we talk about one of the grossest kind of con artists around - Love Scammers. Like the name implies, these scams consist of getting victims to fall in love and then manipulating them out of money or something else valuable.  These guys are the lowest of the low, and we dive deep into an especially scummy love scammer who is still out there, and what you can do to protect yourself!

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In August 2005 a team of thieves pulled off a heist that was several months in the making and walked away with over 6000 pounds of cash - all in 50 Real bills. The total take was worth over 70mm USD and required them to dig a hole from a rented office space to beneath Brazil's Central Bank's vault.

Pete is joined this week by Carlos Garcia - a NYC comic and co-host of the great Frat Chat podcast. 


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In January of 1976 a team of thieves descended upon a bank in the middle of a literal war zone to pull off the biggest bank heist in history. Armed with rifles, grenade launchers, and even mortar tubes, the thieves managed to empty the vault of the British Bank of the Middle East of at least $25,000,000 pounds (worth over $200,000,000 USD in today's money). 

Pete is joined today by his good friend Rick Gideons of Fifty11 Media....

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January 31, 2021 62 min

In 1963, a team of thieves pulled off one of the most audacious train heists in history, without firing a single shot.  The heist, worth over $40,000,000 in today's money was the perfect combination of planning, muscle, and crazy and like any good heist there's some fun nicknames.

Pete is joined this week by the hilarious Kent Carney. Kent is the star of the fantastic web series, "Bagged and Bored" and such an iconic...

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January 25, 2021 45 min

When you hear about a nation's crown jewels being stolen, it sounds like the work of  a master thief with unlimited resources and high tech tools. Sometimes, though, it's just a couple of dumb friends with stolen bikes that bite off more than they can chew and those stories can be just as entertaining.

Pete is joined this week by the wonderful Dara Jemmott. 


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January 16, 2021 71 min

Why steal money when you can steal a money printing press? That's exactly what a team of Icelandic thieves did,  and we break down exactly how they did it and get into what bitcoin is, how it works,  and why Iceland is a great place to do crime.  (Please don't do crimes in Iceland.)

Pete is joined by Kristin Seltman, host of the great "Who Among Us" podcast. 


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January 10, 2021 22 min

The Nigerian Prince scam is probably the most iconic scam running today, and on this episode we're doing a deep dive into the history of the scam and how Emmanuel Nwude ran a variation of this scam to sell an imaginary airport for $330 Million dollars, making it the third largest financial fraud case in history.


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Ivar Kreuger was a business man and financial whiz that became the Match King of Sweden AND an engineer that worked on the Flatiron building and Macys flagship in NYC, and he invented financial practices that are still in use today,  but what he is best known today for is  financing governments so they could rebuild after WWI and getting the title "The Savior of Europe" and committing such massive fraud that he nearly bankr...

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December 21, 2020 50 min

On September 12, 1997 six friends pulled off the heist of a lifetime at the Dunbar armored car depot in Los Angeles, California.  After subduing the security guards and moving throughout the building without being detected by the facility's cameras, they managed to steal 18.9 million dollars in just under 40 minutes without firing a single shot, making this the largest cash heist in US history.

Pete is joined this episode by Br...

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December 14, 2020 51 min

In January 2006, a team of thieves walked into the Banco Rio building in Buenos Aires and pulled off what is considered by many to be the heist of the century. This heist has inspired several movies, the Netflix Series "Money Heist," and countless other real world heists.

Pete is joined this episode by Kevin Gootee, host of the fantastic movie podcast "Gutting the Sacred Cow." Check it out at www.guttingthesacredcow....

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December 9, 2020 45 sec

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 uses his cyber security and military experience to break down the details of each case for a comedic guest and will change the way you look at banks, museums, and grifts. Subscri...

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Natwarlal was the most successful con man in India's history and is still revered by many as something of a folk hero. Over a career of several decades, he mastered forgery, impersonation, and social engineering to pull off scams that are too crazy to believe including selling the Taj Mahal to foreign tourists on three separate occasions.  To this day his name is used as a verb for anybody that's trying to pull off a scam.

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November 29, 2020 36 min

Minjian Yang led one of the world's most successful car theft rings - stealing thousands of cars from NYC and then smuggling them into China where wealthy buyers waited.   Yang and his crew made tens of millions of dollars using military like precision and discipline, and eventually got so good that they'd target whole dealerships instead of individual cars. 

Pete is joined this week by NYC comic and host of The Maxcast, Max...

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