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With convictions dating back to 1996, Selva Carmichael is the consummate serial swindler. From shopping channels where the goods are never delivered to sham property developments in Spain that fleeced backers, Carmichael seemingly enjoys the thrill of the con just as much as the financial return itself.
For 20 years John Keady has seduced women from across Europe and America. But to dismiss this man as a serial womanizer would be a mistake; he is a callous and vicious conman who is believed to have swindled almost £1 million from his supposed 'love' interests.
David Carroll is one of New Zealand's most prolific offenders of all time. He has more than 130 convictions and so far has been in and out of prison 41 times. He started in his teens by stealing more than £30,000 from his grandmother. Carroll played roles like pretending to be the chef for the UK band Cold Play and he told people he worked for US film star Stephanie Powers.
Born Joseph Hikairo-Barlow, this serial swindler created a complex false persona for himself, convincing people around him that he was a Tahitian Prince with a massive fortune and connections to the British royal family. Little did they know that he was actually ripping off taxpayers through an elaborate accounting fraud, stealing $16.6 million from the public purse to fund his lavish lifestyle.
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- Premiered: July 1, 2014
- Rating: None
- Premise: Infamous con artists are profiled in this series. (more)