The Banker, The Escorts and the $18 Million tells the story of Stephen Versalko - the ASB fraudster who stole almost $18m of his clients' money to lead an audacious double life of sex, lies and betrayal, including spending around $3.4m on prostitutes.
Featuring candid interviews with key Serious Fraud Office investigators, the Versalko story is laid bare in a stunning docudrama. The programme also features outstanding performances by some of New Zealand's finest actors, and a haunting music score by composer Rhian Sheehan.
A cautionary tale, this programme explores how one person could deceive those who loved and trusted him for so long. It asks how, with today's rigorous checks and balances, an employee could steal such a large figure - and could it happen again? It offers guidance from experts about how to avoid the same thing happening to you.
The Banker, The Escorts and the $18 Million is a gripping story of theft, deception, sex and mistrust on a monumental scale. It aired on TV3's Inside New Zealand series.