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“The Heiress Con” Preview | ABC Network | October 21 2020
October 21, 2020 @ 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM EDT
“The Heiress Con” examines a woman claiming to be an Irish heiress who swindles thousands of dollar, this Wednesday, October 21 on an all new episode of “The Con” on ABC
“The Heiress Con” airs October 21 at 10PM ET on the ABC TV Network.
You can watch previous episodes of “The Con” at ABC.com and on the ABC app.
“The Heiress Con”
Johnathan Walton, a TV producer, and Marianne Smyth, an Irish heiress who claims her family is trying to scam her out of her massive inheritance, are best friends. When Smyth is arrested for allegedly embezzling from her employer, Walton sticks by her every step of the way by lending Smyth tens of thousands of dollars to help with legal bills and expenses.
He said it became apparent she had no interest in being a mother or a wife. Years later, her ex-husband said it was a big shock to learn he was married to someone that could do so much damage. #TheConABC is new tonight at 10/9c on ABC. https://t.co/ZGewRPfd2o pic.twitter.com/p1DFvwcjvp— 20/20 (@ABC2020) October 21, 2020
Soon afterward, Walton makes the unsettling discovery that Smyth has not been truthful about needing the money or her identity. After an unsuccessful attempt to expose Smyth’s web of lies and scam to the authorities, Walton sets out on his own years-long investigative journey for justice that puts Smyth in jail.
The episode includes interviews with Walton as well as Smyth’s former co-workers, friends and partners.
For the series, David Sloan is senior executive producer, and Carrie Cook and Colleen Halpin serve as executive producers for ABC News. Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman are executive producers for Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), along with executive producer and director Star Price. The premiere episode of “The Con” is produced by ABC News. Other episodes in the series are produced by IPC for ABC News.