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American Greed

American Greed

Stacy Keach narrates this dissection of the dark side of the American Dream, a survey of how far some people go to become rich, no matter the cost to themselves and those around them. Real-life cases are reviewed and involve such criminal activity as credit card scams, identity theft, counterfeiting and Ponzi schemes.

Premiere:
Jun 21, 2007
Original Network:
CNBC
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Sick Profits//Hollywood Swinging

S11, E07  (First Aired: May. 26, 2016)
A mother and son score millions in the Bay Medical Clinic scam; Gigapix collects millions from would-be movie producers before being revealed as a fraud.
  • Thu 6/2
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • CNBC

The Bar Girls Trap

S11, E06  (First Aired: May. 19, 2016)
Russian gangsters use beautiful women to seduce amorous men in nightclubs out of their money and jewelry.
  • Thu 6/2
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • CNBC

Vanity and Greed: Deadly Beauty

S11, E04  (First Aired: Apr. 28, 2016)
Authorities charge a nurse with murder after an illegal silicone injection leads to death and knock-off cosmetic injections paralyze four others.
  • Thu 6/2
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

A Mother's Costly Revenge

S11, E03  (First Aired: Apr. 21, 2016)
A financial fraudster seeks deadly revenge after being placed behind bars for propositioning his assistant's daughter.
  • Thu 6/2
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

Ea$y Being Green

S09, E03  (First Aired: Jan. 29, 2015)
A con man runs a fake green energy business and collects millions by scamming major corporations; a notorious cat burglar steals sterling silver in America's most expensive ZIP codes.
  • Thu 6/2
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

The Cash King

S09, E05  (First Aired: Feb. 12, 2015)
A man sets his sights on strip clubs, real estate, Iraqi currency, diamonds and even mind control technology.
  • Thu 6/2
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC

A Mother's Costly Revenge

S11, E03  (First Aired: Apr. 21, 2016)
A financial fraudster seeks deadly revenge after being placed behind bars for propositioning his assistant's daughter.
  • Fri 6/3
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • CNBC

Charity Begins At Home

S09, E07  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 2015)
An international crook steals more than 40 million dollars from investors and the US government through a sham computer company and bogus plots to build homes for the poor.
  • Fri 6/3
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • CNBC

Sick Profits//Hollywood Swinging

S11, E07  (First Aired: May. 26, 2016)
A mother and son score millions in the Bay Medical Clinic scam; Gigapix collects millions from would-be movie producers before being revealed as a fraud.
  • Fri 6/3
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

Fake It to Make It; Kill the Witnesses

S10, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 17, 2015)
A promoter steals musical artists' money and dreams; an ex-IRS agent is caught in a $13 million accounting fraud and uses taxpayer money plotting to murder those who know too much.
  • Fri 6/3
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

Vanity and Greed: Deadly Beauty

S11, E04  (First Aired: Apr. 28, 2016)
Authorities charge a nurse with murder after an illegal silicone injection leads to death and knock-off cosmetic injections paralyze four others.
  • Fri 6/3
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

The Surfer Slayer?

S11, E02  (First Aired: Apr. 7, 2016)
A man, appearing to be nothing more than a wealthy surfer, allegedly commits murder and robs an armored car, leading the FBI on a chase spanning multiple states.
  • Fri 6/3
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC

Hook, Line/Maxfield Parrish Art Heist

S01, E01  (First Aired: Jun. 21, 2007)
Barry Hunt manages to empty a series of bank accounts, and the thieves were able to swipe two expensive paintings.
  • Sat 6/4
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • CNBC

Kirk Wright

(First Aired: Apr. 22, 2016)
  • Sat 6/4
  • 3:00AM-3:30AM
  • CNBC

Dr. Barnes/Interstate Bank Mart Bandit

S01, E02  (First Aired: Jun. 28, 2007)
Investigators discover that a doctor named Gerald Barnes is a phony; meanwhile, a man responsible for 43 robberies is tracked down.
  • Sun 6/5
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC

Art Heist: Fine Arts Express; Medical Scams: Dr. Martinez

S01, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 5, 2007)
Co-workers conspire to steal more than $4 million in fine art; a doctor's fraud, amounting to millions of dollars, turns deadly.
  • Sun 6/5
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • CNBC

Meth Identity Thieves/The Wheaton Bandit

S01, E04  (First Aired: Jul. 12, 2007)
Criminals are increasingly resorting to identity theft to fund meth addictions; an armed bank robber is on the loose in a sleepy town.
  • Sun 6/5
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • CNBC

A Widow's Web

S09, E04  (First Aired: Feb. 5, 2015)
A couples life unravels in a fury of greed and hate when one of them ends up dead.
  • Thu 6/9
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • CNBC

Psychic Fiend's Network

S11, E05  (First Aired: May. 12, 2016)
A phony psychic scams a wealthy but lonely timber baron out of millions while her devious daughter pretends to be in love with him.
  • Thu 6/9
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • CNBC

The Bar Girls Trap

S11, E06  (First Aired: May. 19, 2016)
Russian gangsters use beautiful women to seduce amorous men in nightclubs out of their money and jewelry.
  • Thu 6/9
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • CNBC

Capturing The Fugitives

NEW
S11, E08 
Law enforcement apprehends criminals featured on the show with the help of vigilant viewers.
  • Thu 6/9
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

Vanity and Greed: Deadly Beauty

S11, E04  (First Aired: Apr. 28, 2016)
Authorities charge a nurse with murder after an illegal silicone injection leads to death and knock-off cosmetic injections paralyze four others.
  • Thu 6/9
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

Sick Profits//Hollywood Swinging

S11, E07  (First Aired: May. 26, 2016)
A mother and son score millions in the Bay Medical Clinic scam; Gigapix collects millions from would-be movie producers before being revealed as a fraud.
  • Thu 6/9
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

Capturing The Fugitives

S11, E08  (First Aired: Jun. 9, 2016)
Law enforcement apprehends criminals featured on the show with the help of vigilant viewers.
  • Thu 6/9
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC

Sick Profits//Hollywood Swinging

S11, E07  (First Aired: May. 26, 2016)
A mother and son score millions in the Bay Medical Clinic scam; Gigapix collects millions from would-be movie producers before being revealed as a fraud.
  • Fri 6/10
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • CNBC

The Dirtiest Con

S09, E06  (First Aired: Feb. 19, 2015)
A man claims to be reformed after serving seven years in prison for turning his carpet cleaning company into a multimillion-dollar scam.
  • Fri 6/10
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • CNBC

Kevin Trudeau's Secrets; Remington Steal

S10, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 10, 2015)
When the FTC fines Infomercial kingpin Kevin Trudeau $37.6 million for all of his get-rich-quick schemes, he claims he's flat broke; Remington Financial Group's ''advance fee'' scam has cost small business owners their dreams and millions of dollars.
  • Fri 6/10
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • CNBC

A Mother's Costly Revenge

S11, E03  (First Aired: Apr. 21, 2016)
A financial fraudster seeks deadly revenge after being placed behind bars for propositioning his assistant's daughter.
  • Fri 6/10
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

Capturing The Fugitives

S11, E08  (First Aired: Jun. 9, 2016)
Law enforcement apprehends criminals featured on the show with the help of vigilant viewers.
  • Fri 6/10
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

The Bar Girls Trap

S11, E06  (First Aired: May. 19, 2016)
Russian gangsters use beautiful women to seduce amorous men in nightclubs out of their money and jewelry.
  • Fri 6/10
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

Charity Begins At Home

S09, E07  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 2015)
An international crook steals more than 40 million dollars from investors and the US government through a sham computer company and bogus plots to build homes for the poor.
  • Fri 6/10
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC

Religious Prey; Dr. Miko's Medical Scams

S01, E05  (First Aired: Jul. 19, 2007)
A church Ponzi scheme; a doctor's fraud ends in murder.
  • Sat 6/11
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • CNBC

The Fraudster, The Ex-Stripper and The Missing Millions

(First Aired: Mar. 9, 2011)
A high-rolling financier makes millions betting on when people will die.
  • Sat 6/11
  • 3:00AM-3:30AM
  • CNBC

Greater Ministries International; It Takes a Thief

S01, E06  (First Aired: Jul. 26, 2007)
Greater Ministries International was a religious organization that was a front for a scam artist; hear from victims who have lost everything.
  • Sun 6/12
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC

Stockbroker Steals From Clients; Builds Harem

S02, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 30, 2008)
Martin Frankel pleads guilty to fraud and racketeering.
  • Sun 6/12
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • CNBC

When Greed and Giving Collide; Confessions of a Con Man

S02, E02  (First Aired: Feb. 6, 2008)
Foundation for New Era Philanthropy; investment-fraud case.
  • Sun 6/12
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • CNBC