Wayne Malloy, patriarch to a family of Irish Travellers in rural Louisiana, takes his wife Dahlia and their kids on the run after stealing money from the extended family bank. Seduced by the idea of a bigger life for themselves, and armed with the keys to a dead man's new house in a posh suburban development, they assume the identity of a "normal family"... setting in motion their plan to steal the American Dream.
The Riches centers around a traveling family of con artists. After completing a 2-year stint in prison, a married couple are now dealing with a drug addiction and begin to question their marginal lifestyle. Along with their three children, they assume the identities of a normal, higher-income bracket family.