Transcripts (12)

Introducing Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen

Smoke Screen: Fake Priest

  • 3 months ago
  • 08:52

For the past 6 years, someone — or some group — has been terrorizing a certain class of Hollywood workers. Strivers — day players and physical trainers and make-up artists and security guards — receive a phone call or email offering the job of a lifetime. A key role on a major film, or TV show. This offer comes from a powerful woman — one of the biggest producers or studio executives in the industry. All these strivers have to do is get on a plane, for Jakarta, immediately. But when they land, there is no producer. There is no movie. It’s all a fraud. This is the incredible true story of one the longest and strangest cons in history. Tag along as two long-time journalists untangle the story of the Hollywood Con Queen scam, and embark upon an obsessive quest to figure out who’s behind it.

Episode 9: How To Get Away With Fraud

Smoke Screen: Fake Priest

  • 4 months ago
  • 37:37

Until now, Father Ryan has mostly escaped punishment for stealing money from followers under false pretenses. What would it take for him to face a jury of his peers?

Episode 8: Origin Story

Smoke Screen: Fake Priest

  • 4 months ago
  • 39:22

Alex Schuman finally has his showdown with Father Ryan. But things don't go as planned because Father Ryan has something to confess about his past that sheds light on why he wanted to become a "priest" in the first place.

Episode 7: Two Dead Priests

Smoke Screen: Fake Priest

  • 4 months ago
  • 30:54

In his autobiography, Father Ryan connects himself to two priests who died suspiciously. One he accuses of molesting children. The other? He says he teamed up with to publicly shame pedophile priests. What's the truth?

Episode 6: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Smoke Screen: Fake Priest

  • 4 months ago
  • 36:24

The father-daughter investigator team discovers the cop who arrested Father Ryan may have an ulterior motive. They defend Father Ryan tooth and nail - until they get a troubling surprise of their own.