The BEST Episodes of American Greed
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 5, 2021
The program focuses on the stories behind some of the biggest corporate and white collar crimes in the United States such as WorldCom, HealthSouth and Tyco. In addition, stories about more common crimes such as insurance fraud, murder, embezzlement, art theft, Ponzi schemes, credit card fraud, bank robbery, money laundering, identity theft, and medical fraud are also featured. Other topics have included the story behind the famous Mustang Ranch in Nevada and the rise and fall of boy band impresario Lou Pearlman. American Greed is narrated by veteran actor Stacey Keach.
#1 - The Real Dr. Death
Season 14 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 1, 2021
A delusional, debt-ridden, and allegedly drug-dabbling spine surgeon maims and even kills patients in one botched surgery after another. It falls to two colleagues to step in where others won’t.
#2 - Diagnosis: Temptress Health Scam
Season 13 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 13, 2020
Entrepreneur Keisha Williams is really a high-rolling shopaholic with a taste for strip clubs and exotic travel; she takes investors for millions of dollars with a can't miss bid to secure a medical money-making technology that never materializes.
#3 - Diagnosis: Blood Money / Chicago Jailbreak
Season 10 - Episode 18 - Aired Sep 15, 2016
A Michigan doctor treats cancer-free patients with poisonous chemotherapy while taking millions in payment; two Chicago-area bank robbers repel 17 stories to escape the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
#4 - The Tran Organization: Blackjack Cheaters
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired May 30, 2012
Van Thu Tran is a sexy Vietnamese-American who knows how to beat the odds. She makes millions in casinos using one of the oldest tricks in the book … with a new high-tech twist. Find out how the notorious Tran gang brings down the house!
#5 - Psychic Fiend’s Network
Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired May 12, 2016
A wealthy timber baron is rolled by a phony psychic for $15 million while her daughter pretends to be in love with him.
#6 - The House Flipping Reality Star Fraudster
Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 16, 2019
Trash-talking reality star Scott Menaged ("Property Wars") buys up hundreds of foreclosures in Phoenix, then his money lender discovers that Menaged is a fraud, and the consequences are deadly.
#7 - The Trials of Michael Avenatti
Season 14 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 18, 2021
Michael Avenatti makes a splash as the litigator representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her dispute with Donald Trump...but it’s soon revealed that he has legal troubles of his own brewing.
#8 - Nightmare at NXIVM
Season 14 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 25, 2021
Keith Raniere is a god-like figure in his mysterious organization NXIVM. Using his powers of persuasion along with classic multilevel marketing techniques, he amasses thousands of followers.
#9 - Florida Rehab Gone Wild
Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 2, 2018
Kenny Chatman runs a string of corrupt drug rehab facilities, stealing millions by keeping insured addicts hooked on drugs.
#10 - Online Dating Trap
Season 12 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 3, 2018
Daylon Pierce is a ladies' man who claims to be a licensed stockbroker, wooing unsuspecting women through Internet dating sites. But when they hand over millions of dollars to this "investment expert," he robs them blind, parties his way through their money and breaks their hearts.
#11 - Baby-Faced Drug Lords
Season 12 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 8, 2018
Florida teenagers cash in on the opioid crisis, then they expand their operation, jeopardizing their lives of sex, drugs and money.
#12 - The Cash King
Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 12, 2015
No investment idea is too exotic for visionary entrepreneur James “The Cash King” Duncan. He sets his sights on strip clubs, real estate, Iraqi currency, diamonds, and even mind control technology.
#13 - The Fake Housewife of Orange County
Season 12 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 27, 2018
In sunny Laguna Beach, social climber Elizabeth Mulder finances her plastic surgery, Arabian horses, and ocean view real estate worth millions by swindling her best friends.
#14 - Prophets of Greed
Season 13 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 2, 2019
Leaders of a polygamous religious sect demand perfect obedience from followers, luring them into welfare fraud and stealing more than $2 million from American tax payers.
#15 - Murderous Plot Meets Reality TV
Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 12, 2018
When a sexy Florida former escort plots to take her husband's money and his life, her lover tips off the police and her deadly plan gets caught on tape.
#16 - The Bar Girls Trap
Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired May 19, 2016
Beautiful women with looks that kill are controlled by Russian gangsters to seduce amorous men in nightclubs out of their money and jewelry. It's a super expensive hangover.
#17 - Judgment of Terror
Season 13 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 9, 2020
#18 - Seattle Roasted / The Stealing Socialite
Season 10 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 8, 2016
Darren Berg of Seattle scams several investors, procuring himself two yachts, a private jet and a lakeside mansion; New York socialite Dina Wein Reis executes a grey market selling scam.
#19 - Crash for Cash
Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired Jun 27, 2012
In the city of brotherly love, car wrecks piled up and auto insurance policies were treated like ATM machines. American Greed takes you inside a Philadelphia car insurance fraud ring where everybody got a piece of the action.
#20 - Just a Dollar and a Scheme; Lousy Landlord
Season 12 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 17, 2018
An Iowa man rigs a $16.5 million lottery jackpot, triggering the biggest lottery scam in American history; notorious New York City landlord Steven Croman finds a new home in jail.
#21 - The Fast and the Fraudulent
Season 13 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 20, 2020
DescriptionPayday loan scam mastermind, Scott Tucker, swindles millions of cash-strapped borrowers with his convenient online loan business and uses the profits to fuel his race car team dreams.
#22 - Sholam Weiss
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 24, 2010
Sholam Weiss is a bold and brazen dealmaker. He’s a consultant to con men and the brains behind one of the largest insurance scams in history. But Weiss doesn’t hide in the shadows. He’s attracted to music, gambling and women. Are these the fatal attractions that will do him in? American Greed profiles a multi-million dollar con!
#23 - $1.2 Billion Scam: Ft. Frauderdale
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 23, 2011
Scott Rothstein is a Ft. Lauderdale attorney making millions. He’s the life of the party, a guy who wants the world to love him. But Rothstein is secretly a criminal mastermind. American Greed reveals the story behind the largest Ponzi scheme in Florida history!
#24 - The Bad Neighbors
Season 10 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 4, 2016
A neighborhood ice cream parlor in West Roxbury, Mass., lands the Palladino family in a major case of fraud.
#25 - Scams on Film; God and Gold
Season 12 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 1, 2018
Fraudster John Rogers builds one of the most impressive photo archives in the world until his partner rats him out; while Larry Bates preaches about salvation through precious metals, his clients wind up investing in "fool's gold."