Matthew Gaus is a fast-talking, veteran merchandise flipper who is quick to call himself crazy. He boasts seven college degrees and 25 years in the business. His degrees are in police science; coin, antique and jewelry appraisal; gemology; casino management; psychology; and Chinese philosophy. He's a huge personality in a small package – hotheaded and paranoid, trusting no one and suspecting the worst, unless it comes to his beloved third wife and 12-year-old son. He seems to be constantly injured, stating that "If you're in this business, and you're not cut and bruised, you're not doing you're job." Whether he's writing in his handy notebook or cracking a safe, Matthew's not going to go unnoticed – unless it's part of his plan.