15 episodes

Lizzie Mulder desperately wants to be part of Laguna Beach’s Maserati-driving, champagne-swilling, mansion-buying community. So she starts lying. And lying BIG: Pretending to be a CPA, swindling every client who hires her while impersonating a slew of compelling characters, and stealing people’s life savings in the process. But a rumored extramarital affair with a local cowboy puts her on the radar of an enterprising Laguna Beach police detective who is determined to put her behind bars. Will Lizzie’s victims see justice served? And will new evidence reveal her most brazen con yet?

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Lizzie Mulder desperately wants to be part of Laguna Beach’s Maserati-driving, champagne-swilling, mansion-buying community. So she starts lying. And lying BIG: Pretending to be a CPA, swindling every client who hires her while impersonating a slew of compelling characters, and stealing people’s life savings in the process. But a rumored extramarital affair with a local cowboy puts her on the radar of an enterprising Laguna Beach police detective who is determined to put her behind bars. Will Lizzie’s victims see justice served? And will new evidence reveal her most brazen con yet?

    The OC Savior: Ep. 3, Grapes of Wrath

    The OC Savior: Ep. 3, Grapes of Wrath

    When Jay Avery needs to take a break from his new wine business to go to rehab, Lizzie Mulder is there for him like family. And when she takes the reins of his winery, business is booming and Jay gets an attractive offer from a Chinese investor who wants to pump millions into his company. The only problem is that every time they set up a meeting, the investor inexplicably cancels at the last minute. When Jay and his wife Marla finally learn what Lizzie’s really been up to, they go straight to the police. But will anyone believe them? 

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    • 30 min
    The OC Savior: Ep. 2, It's Totally Fine

    The OC Savior: Ep. 2, It's Totally Fine

    When Lizzie’s husband Jesse calls up salon owners Lauren and Geneva to tell them that his wife has been stealing from them, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Suddenly, Laguna Beach PD’s fraud detective Jordan Mirakian is fielding calls from a number of victims. He learns that Lizzie used an elaborate system of phony emails, invoices, bank accounts, and even voice-disguising technology to con her victims out of hundreds of thousands. But it’s how she gets inside the life and finances of a winery owner that hits a diabolical new low. 

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    • 30 min
    The OC Savior: Ep. 1, A Fake Somebody

    The OC Savior: Ep. 1, A Fake Somebody

    After going public for putting "The Irish Heiress"con artist Mair Smyth behind bars, Queen of the Con host Johnathan Walton gets deluged by requests from hundreds of victims of other con artists asking for help bringing their scammers to justice. One of the most fascinating cases to come across Johnathan’s desk takes place in Orange County, California. Lizzie Mulder is no Real Housewife—she’s a dazzling CPA with an impressive pedigree and roster of high-end clientele. But things are not what they appear to be, as one of her victims learns the hard way. 

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    • 33 min
    Trailer: Queen of the Con: The OC Savior

    Trailer: Queen of the Con: The OC Savior

    Lizzie Mulder appears to be a wealthy Orange County CPA, swooping in like an angel to help small business owners manage their companies. After this clever con artist’s scams push her clients to the brink, Lizzie ends up in the crosshairs of an enterprising Laguna Beach detective and the FBI. But even that heat can’t prevent Lizzie from pulling her most brazen con yet. 

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    • 1 min
    The Irish Heiress: Ep. 10, Anatomy of a Con Artist

    The Irish Heiress: Ep. 10, Anatomy of a Con Artist

    In this bonus episode, Johnathan reviews the case of Mair Smyth with Tori Telfer, author of the award-winning book Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion. They talk about the profile of the female con artist, what Telfer has learned from her research on famous con women, why these smart criminals make some of the dumbest mistakes, and how listeners can avoid falling prey to cons.

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    • 36 min
    The Irish Heiress: Ep. 9, Buddha Noah Knows Best

    The Irish Heiress: Ep. 9, Buddha Noah Knows Best

    In this bonus episode, Johnathan catches up with Buddha Noah, a Los Angeles spiritual advisor who saw the future months before Mair was charged, arrested, and convicted—and implored Johnathan not to give up just when he was about to throw in the towel. The two talk about the dark energy Buddha Noah saw in Mair Smyth, how he knew Johnathan would ultimately see justice served, and what he thinks karma has in store for this Queen of the Con.

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    • 31 min

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