About the show

Real stories about the brilliant but deceptive masterminds behind amazing deceptions and seemingly impossible capers. Shot in some of the most exotic locations around the world, Masterminds focuses on the deceivers and their ambitious plots.


Upcoming episodes

May 1st

Stealing Las Vegas

In the mid 90’s Vegas slot machines were robbed of over 10 million dollars and no one knew how. Mastermind Dennis Nickrasch devised a number of clever ways to loot the slots. Using a complex system of keys, wires, magnets, a computer and various drills, he could unload a slot machine in less than sixty seconds. Find out how he did it – and how he was caught!
May 2nd

Social Register Gang, The

Millions of dollars worth of paintings, sculptures, jewelry and coin collections are stolen from the homes of the ultra-rich in the New York City area. The spree culminates with the theft of two Dutch Old Masters paintings, three six foot Tiffany lamps, jewelry, and cash from a Connecticut mansion. Total haul: Well over three quarters of a million dollars. This episode of Masterminds tells the story of Raymond Flynn a sophisticated thief who studied art and antiques and pulled his jobs off with flair. While Flynn’s robberies were complex, his method for selecting his targets was ingeniously simple. He referred to a directory of wealthy people called the Social Register.
May 3rd

Halloween Heist, The

Every year the Southwest Bank in Durango, CO hosts a Halloween costume party for employees and customers. In 1997, an univited guest showed up. He and his sexy accomplice locked everyone in the vault and fled with more than $300,000 in cash. Former pro baseball player, Craig Pritchert and Nova Guthrie, a pre-med student, used Crazy Glue, electronic voice changers, and old-fashioned charm to pull off a string of bank robberies that baffled authorities across the Southwest.