BANGOR — The story of a con artist from Bangor who swindled a reality TV producer in Hollywood out of $100,000 will be featured in Whoopi Goldberg’s new show, “The Con.”
Marianne Andle, a 1987 Bangor High School graduate, became a convicted international con artist after one of her victims brought her to justice.
Johnathan Walton thought Marianne or “Mair” Smyth was an Irish heiress but he soon discovered she was using one of her 25 aliases to scam him out of cash. He investigated and found other victims.
His story will be told on “The Con” Wednesday night.
“It’s an hour-long but it literally only scratches the surface. You need six or seven hours to unwind this story because there are victims in Florida, in Michigan, in New York, in California, in Maine, in Northern Ireland. There are victims all over the world,” Walton said Monday from California.
He is a producer for shows like “American Ninja Warrior” and “Shark Tank” started a blog after he was scammed.
The Bangor con artist episode is airing at 10 p.m. Wednesday on ABC.
Each week, “The Con” will document a different con artist and their victims.