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American security consultant and fraudster

Frank Abagnale

Abagnale in 2008

Born

Frank William Abagnale Jr.


(1948-04-27)
April 27, 1948
(age 73)

The Bronx, New York, U.S.

Citizenship United States, France
Occupation Secure document consultant
Criminal accuse(s) Auto larceny, theft, forgery, fraud
Criminal punishment
  • four months in a French prison
  • 4 months in a Swedish prison house
  • iii years, 3 months, and 7 days in a US federal prison
  • 3 years in Dandy Meadow Correctional Facility, NY (age 17–20)

Frank William Abagnale Jr.
(; born April 27, 1948) is an American author and bedevilled felon. He gained notoriety in the late 1970s with biographical claims that included working as an assistant state attorney full general in Louisiana, a hospital physician in Georgia, a professor in Utah, and a Pan American Globe Airways pilot who logged over ii meg air miles.[1]
According to Abagnale, he began to con people and laissez passer bad checks when he was fifteen years quondam. During his teens and early twenties he was arrested multiple times and was bedevilled and imprisoned in the United States and Europe. In 1980, Abagnale co-wrote a book on his life,
Take hold of Me If You Can, that inspired the film of the same name directed past Steven Spielberg, in which Abagnale was portrayed by actor Leonardo DiCaprio. He has also written 4 other books. Abagnale runs Abagnale and Assembly, a consultancy firm.[ii]

The veracity of most of Abagnale’s claims has been questioned and in many cases outright refuted.[three]
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In 2002, Abagnale admitted on his website that some facts had been over-dramatized or exaggerated, though he was not specific about what was exaggerated or omitted about his life.[6]
In 2020, journalist Alan C. Logan provided documentary evidence that the majority of Abagnale’southward claims had been at best wildly exaggerated and at worst completely invented.[seven]
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Early on life

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Catch Me If Yous Can: Frank Abagnale’s Story, Frank Abagnale, ane:02:27, WGBH Educational Foundation[x]

Frank William Abagnale Jr. was born in the Bronx, New York City, on April 27, 1948, to a French-Algerian mother and an Italian-American father.[11]
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He spent his early life in Bronxville, New York. His parents separated when he was 12 and divorced when he was 15 years sometime.[vii]
After the divorce, Abagnale moved with his begetter, and his new stepmother, to Mount Vernon, New York.[vii]

According to Abagnale, his offset victim was his father, who gave Abagnale a gasoline credit card and a truck and was ultimately liable for a bill amounting to $iii,400. Abagnale was merely 15 at the time.[xiii]
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In his autobiography, Abagnale says, because of this crime, he was sent to a reform school in Westchester County, New York (plumbing equipment the description of the Lincolndale Agronomical School) run past Catholic Charities Us.[13]

In Dec 1964, he enlisted in the Us Navy at the age of 16. He was discharged later on less than three months and was arrested for forgery shortly thereafter.[15]
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In 1965, the Federal Agency of Investigation arrested Abagnale in Eureka, California for car theft after he stole a Ford Mustang from one of his father’s neighbors. Abagnale was pictured in the local newspaper, seated in a motorcar, being questioned past special agent Richard Miller of the FBI.[17]
He had financed his cross-land trip from New York to California with blank checks stolen from a family business organization located on the Bronx River Parkway.[15]
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Abagnale was also charged with impersonating a Usa customs official, although this charge was dropped. On June ii, 1965, this stolen car case was transferred to the Southern District of New York.[7]

Airline pilot

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Later being released into the custody of his father to face the stolen motorcar charges, 17-year-old Abagnale decided to impersonate a airplane pilot. He obtained a uniform at a Manhattan uniform company, but was arrested in Tuckahoe, New York days subsequently.[fifteen]
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Abagnale was sentenced to iii years at the Great Meadow Prison house in Comstock, New York. After serving only ii years of his sentence, he was released into the custody of his mother. However, he broke the terms of his parole with a stolen car conviction in Boston, Massachusetts, and was returned to Great Meadow for one year.[7]

Later on his release on December 24, 1968, he disguised himself as a TWA pilot and moved to Billy Rouge, Louisiana, where he talked his way into the business firm of a local music teacher, the begetter of a Delta Air Lines stewardess he had met in New York. He was arrested on February 14, 1969, initially on vagrancy charges. Upon his arrest he was found to accept illegally driven his Florida rental auto out of state and to possess falsified airline employee identification.[18]
The following day detectives adamant that Abagnale had stolen blank checks from his host family unit and a local business in Baton Rouge, and he was subsequently charged with theft and forgery.[19]
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Unable to make bail, he was convicted on June 2, 1969, and was sentenced to 12 years of supervised probation, only he soon fled Louisiana for Europe.[vii]
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Europe

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2 weeks afterwards the Louisiana bench warrant was issued, Abagnale was arrested in Montpellier, French republic, in September 1969. He had stolen an motorcar and defrauded 2 local families in Klippan, Sweden. He was sentenced to four months for theft in France, but only served three months in Perpignan’s prison.[22]

He was then extradited to Sweden where he was convicted of gross fraud by forgery. He served two months in a Malmö prison and was banned from returning to Sweden for eight years and required to recompense his Swedish victims (which, they say, he never did[7]). Abagnale was deported back to the United States in June 1970 when his entreatment failed.[vii]

United States

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After returning to the Us, 22-year-old Abagnale dressed in a airplane pilot’s compatible and travelled around higher campuses, passing bad checks and claiming he was there to recruit stewardesses for Pan Am. At the Academy of Arizona, he stated that he was a pilot and a doctor, and according to Paul Holsen, a student at the time, Abagnale conducted physical examinations on several female person college students who wanted to be part of flight crews.[23]
None of the women were always enrolled in Abagnale’south fictional programme.[24]

After Abagnale cashed a personal bank check dressed up as a Pan Am paycheck, on July thirty, 1970, in Durham, Due north Carolina, he once more came to the attending of the FBI. He was arrested in Cobb County, Georgia, 3 months later, on November 2, 1970, later cashing 10 false Pan Am payroll checks in different towns. Abagnale escaped from the Cobb County jail and was picked up 4 days later in New York City. He was sentenced to ten years in 1971 for forging checks that totaled $ane,448.60 and he received an additional two years for escaping from the local Cobb Canton jailhouse.[seven]
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In 1974, Abagnale was released on parole after he had served around 2 years of his 12-year sentence at Federal Correctional Institution in Petersburg, Virginia.[25]
Unwilling to return to his family in New York, he left the option of parole location upward to the court, which decided that he would be paroled in Houston, Texas.[26]

After his release, Abagnale stated that he performed numerous jobs, including cook, grocer, and movie projectionist, but he was fired from most of these after it was discovered he had been hired without revealing his criminal past. He again posed every bit a pilot in 1974 to obtain a chore at Camp Manison, a summer children’s army camp in Texas where he was arrested for stealing cameras from his co-workers.[27]
Later he received just a fine, he obtained a position at a Houston-area orphanage by pretending to be a airplane pilot with a master’south degree. This task had him finding foster homes for the children living at the orphanage. This ruse was eventually discovered by his parole officer, who swiftly removed him from his orphanage work and moved him into living quarters above his own garage so that he “could continue an eye on him”.[28]
His next position was at Aetna, where he was fired and sued for check fraud.[7]

According to Abagnale, he approached a bank with an offer in 1975. He explained to the banking company what he had done and offered to speak to the bank’southward staff and prove them various tricks that “paperhangers” apply to defraud banks. His offer included the condition that if they did not observe his speech communication helpful, they would owe him cipher; otherwise, they would owe him only $50, with an agreement that they would provide his name to other banks.[29]
With that, he began a new career equally a speaker and a security consultant.[two]
During this fourth dimension, he falsified his resume to show he had worked with the Los Angeles Police Section and Scotland Yard.[7]

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In 1977, Abagnale gave public talks wherein he claimed that between the ages of xvi and 21 years one-time, he was a dr. in a Georgia infirmary for one year, an assistant state attorney general for ane yr, a sociology professor for ii semesters, and a Pan American airlines airplane pilot for two years. In addition, Abagnale claimed that he recruited university coeds as Pan American stewardesses travelling with them for three months throughout Europe. He as well claimed he eluded the FBI with a daring escape from a commercial airline toilet bowl, while the plane was taxiing at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.[30]
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In 1978 Abagnale told a
Honolulu Advertiser
reporter that he was familiar with the toilet apparatus, squeezed himself through the opening, swung down through the lower hatch, landed on the pavement, ran across the runway and hailed a cab.[32]
Abagnale claimed he moved the sewage container aside and that no ane heard a thing: “I took off running. I thought they were right behind me. What I didn’t know was that the door was spring loaded and when it slammed shut the whole associates brutal dorsum into place. Nobody heard anything because of the engines’ roar.”[33]

He moved his wife, Kelly, and their iii sons to Tulsa, Oklahoma. He and his family lived in the same firm for the next 25 years. Later the sons left home for college and careers elsewhere, Kelly suggested that she and Frank should leave Tulsa. They agreed to move to Charleston, South Carolina.[26]

In 1976, he founded Abagnale & Assembly,[2]
which advises companies on secure documents. In 2015, Abagnale was named the AARP Fraud Watch Ambassador, where he helps “to provide online programs and customs forums to brainwash consumers virtually ways to protect themselves from identity theft and cybercrime.” In 2018, he began co-hosting the AARP podcast
The Perfect Scam
about scammers and how they operate.[34]

He has appeared in the media a multifariousness of times. This includes three times as invitee on
The This evening Show, an appearance on
To Tell the Truth
in 1977

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and a regular slot on the British network TV series
The Hugger-mugger Cabaret
in the 1990s.[38]
The volume about Abagnale,
Catch Me If Y’all Can, was turned into a moving picture of the aforementioned name by Steven Spielberg in 2002, featuring actor Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale. The real Abagnale made a cameo appearance in this film as a French police officer taking DiCaprio into custody.[39]

Veracity of claims

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During his appearances on television and in his speeches, Abagnale has often embellished his criminal exploits, stating that he was wanted in 12 countries, has worked extensively for the FBI and escaped several times from FBI custody. He too claimed that he cashed $2.5 million in bad checks and worked as an assistant chaser general and a infirmary medico. In addition, he stated that he started a fake stewardess trainee programme and logged over 2 million air miles bearded every bit a pilot.[7]

In public lectures describing his life story, Abagnale has consistently maintained that he was “arrested just one time”, and that was in Montpellier, France.[xl]
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Notwithstanding, public records show Abagnale was arrested in New York (multiple times), California, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Georgia, and Texas.[15]
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Despite public records showing Abagnale targeted individuals and small family businesses,[15]
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Abagnale has long claimed publicly that he “never, e’er ripped off any individuals”.[44]
He fabricated the aforementioned claim of never targeting individuals and small businesses to BBC announcer Sarah Montague and the Associated Press.[45]
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According to Abagnale, the simply individual he e’er swindled was a Miami sexual practice worker: “She tried to charge me $1,000 for an evening, so I gave her a $1,400 forged cashier’due south bank check, and got $400 in change.”[47]
In 2002, Abagnale told the Star Tribune, “As long as I didn’t hurt anyone, people never considered me a existent criminal, my victims were big corporations. I was a kid ripping off the establishment.”[48]

However, individuals criminally targeted past Abagnale have described the long-term consequences of victimization:[xx]

He had a key to our front door, it was never recovered. We changed the lock. I fed him. I cooked. I don’t trust people as much anymore.

Charolette Parks, Abagnale victim interviewed April 27, 1981,
The Advocate

Journalist Ira Perry was unable to find any evidence that Abagnale worked with the FBI; according to ane retired FBI special amanuensis in accuse, Abagnale was caught trying to pass personal checks in 1978 several years afterward he claimed that he began working with the FBI.[24]
Dating dorsum to the 1980s Abagnale claimed that Joseph Shea, an FBI agent, had pursued him for 5 years (betwixt 1965 and 1970).[49]
Abagnale claimed that Shea befriended and supervised him during his parole.[7]
All the same, when
Catch Me If You Can
was released in theatres,
The Atlanta Periodical-Constitution
reported that Abagnale and Shea merely reunited in the late 1980s, most 20 years after Shea arrested him. Abagnale spotted Shea at an anticrime seminar in Kansas City and sought out Shea to shake his hand.[50]

In 2002, Los Angeles Times journalist Bob Baker (1948-2015) reported that there was no FBI chore force prepare up to capture Abagnale.[51]

His merits that he passed the Louisiana bar examination, worked for Attorney General Jack P. F. Gremillion, and closed 33 cases, was debunked by several journalists in 1978.[24]
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There is no record of Abagnale ever beingness a member of the Louisiana Bar[53]
and no evidence he always worked as an banana chaser general in Louisiana’southward Attorney Full general Function. In 1978, the Louisiana Land Bar Association reconciled all those who took the bar exam and concluded that Abagnale never took the exam using his own name or an alias; the State Attorney General’south Part examined payments to all employees during the time Abagnale claimed he worked there and ended that he never worked in the office using his name or an allonym.[24]
After Abagnale appeared on
The Tonight Show, and so-First Assistant Attorney General Ken DeJean gave a reporter a series of questions to enquire Abagnale well-nigh the description of then-Attorney General Jack P. F. Gremillion. Abagnale failed to answer the questions correctly.[54]

The man is not an imposter, he is a liar.

Kenneth C. DeJean, Starting time Assistant Attorney General, “The Cracking imposter”, April 24, 1981,
The Abet
[55]

Abagnale claimed when he was eighteen years one-time that he worked, for one year, as a supervising pediatrician at the Cobb General Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. He claimed that he worked the midnight-to-eight shift, supervising 7 residents and 42 nurses.[24]
Abagnale claimed that he would visit the academy library to memorize medical journals and textbooks: “With my photographic memory, I could easily memorize annihilation. That did not mean that I could comprehend it, but I could rattle it off verbatim.”[56]
Abagnale told his audiences that over the course of his one twelvemonth at Cobb General, no i doubted his position as a physician: “So I made the rounds, picked upward the clipboards, scribbled a few lines, initialed them, and everyone thought I was doing a fine job.”[57]
However, hospital administrators informed journalist Ira Perry that in that location was no midnight-to-eight shift, or a steady position for an overnight pediatrician, at the time.[24]
Using records from the New York State Archives, author Alan C. Logan demonstrated that Abagnale was in the Great Meadow Prison house, in Comstock, New York, when he was xviii.[7]

Abagnale’s claim that he impersonated a doctor is non entirely without merit. On the University of Arizona campus, in 1970, he stated that he was a pilot and a doctor. According to Paul Holsen, who was a mature student and licenced commercial pilot at the time,[58]
Abagnale informed him that he was there on behalf of Pan Am to recruit and conduct physical examinations on candidates. In his autobiography Holsen claimed that subsequently Abagnale’s ruse was discovered, authorities informed him that Abagnale had indeed conducted physical exams on students.[23]
University of Arizona officials acknowledge that Abagnale had interacted with 12 female students.[24]
Abagnale has openly acknowledged that he performed examinations on young women while impersonating a doctor: “When the girls came by I e’er gave them a thorough examination and sent them on their fashion. I was immature, only not stupid.”[59]
In 2021 Louisiana Country University Manship Chair in Journalism, Robert Isle of man, expressed his regret in not confronting Abagnale’s claim of conducting physical examinations as a doctor: “Looking back on my story about the result [Abagnale’due south lecture], I am embarrassed by what I wrote about Abagnale’due south time posing as a pediatrician. Reading those words now, in which Abagnale bragged about sexual abuse, makes me sick.”[60]

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Abagnale has publicly claimed an intelligence quotient (IQ) of 140: “I have an I.Q. of 140 and retain xc percentage of what I read. So by studying and memorizing the bar examination I was able to get the needed score.”[31]
In 2021 Abagnale gave the keynote at the American Mensa Briefing in Houston, Texas. The organizers claimed he was the bailiwick of an FBI manhunt and cashed millions of dollars’ worth of checks while impersonating a pilot and md.[61]
Despite claims of a photographic retentiveness, when queried past USA Today journalist Andy Seiler regarding details of his imposter roles and movements in the 1960s Abagnale responded past saying, “You become to a point in your life where y’all go, ‘I don’t remember what I did.'”[62]

1 of Abagnale’s most notable claims was an alleged escape from the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta in 1971:[63]

I was in one of the largest maximum security federal prisons for two weeks when I impersonated a prison house inspector and walked out, right past the machine guns and the guards.

Frank Due west. Abagnale, “Ex-con tells tricks of trade”, February 22, 1979, El Paso Herald-Post

In 1982 Abagnale told the press, “I was and still am the simply and youngest human being to escape from that prison.”[56]
Even so, the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that Abagnale was never housed in the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary: “he was never admitted, so I don’t actually see how he could take escaped” said acting warden Dwight Amstutz.[24]

In 1978, later on Abagnale had been a featured speaker at an anti-crime seminar, a
San Francisco Chronicle
reporter looked into his assertions. Telephone calls to banks, schools, hospitals and other institutions Abagnale mentioned turned up no bear witness of his cons under the aliases he used. Abagnale’south response was, “Due to the embarrassment involved, I doubt if anyone would confirm the information.” He after said he had changed the names.[64]

Further doubts were raised about Abagnale’s story after an October 1978 appearance on
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, with a news article maxim:

Abagnale is indeed a bedevilled confidence creative person. Simply he is finding willing believers equally he promotes and invents a more varied criminal past.

In December 1978, Abagnale’s claims were again investigated later he visited Oklahoma City for a talk.[24]
As office of his investigation into the story, Perry spoke with Pan Am spokesman Bruce Haxthausen, who responded to the journalists’ enquiry saying:

This is the kickoff we’ve heard of this, and nosotros would accept heard of or at least remember[ed] it if it had happened. You lot don’t forget $2.v million in bad checks. I’d say this guy is as phony equally a $three bill.

Ira Perry,
The Daily Oklahoman, “Inquiry Shows ‘Reformed’ Con Human Hasn’t Quit Nevertheless”, December ten, 1978

In 2002, Abagnale addressed the issue of his story’south lack of truthfulness with a statement posted on his company’south website, which said in part: “I was interviewed past the co-writer only about four times. I believe he did a great task of telling the story, but he also over-dramatized and exaggerated some of the story. That was his fashion and what the editor wanted. He e’er reminded me that he was just telling a story and non writing my biography.”[66]
However, Abagnale made the chief claims of working as a medico for a year, an attorney for a year, a PhD professor, and his several escapes on national television in 1977 on the show
To Tell the Truth.[37]
He likewise made these claims in print media, namely the
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 3 years before the publication of his co-written autobiography, finer nullifying the claim his same co-author, Stan Redding, exaggerated the story.[31]

In 2006, KSL announcer Scott Haws challenged Abagnale with his claim that he worked equally a Ph.D-holding sociology professor at Brigham Young University (BYU) for 2 semesters. Abagnale claimed that he could not recall the details, and that his co-author Redding had exaggerated some things. Haws “refreshed Frank’s memory” and showed him his ain words, including the Catch Me If You Tin Moviebook and the credits that rolled at the finish of the film
Catch Me If You lot Can, where Abagnale, not Redding, made the BYU professor merits.[67]
Abagnale conceded to Haws that he might have been a invitee lecturer.[68]

And so despite claiming to exist a folklore professor in at least 3 books, two solely written by Abagnale himself, and an on-photographic camera claim post-obit the movie, it appears Abagnale as a BYU professor is by and large or entirely just another existent fake.

Scott Haws, Did Frank Abignale [sic] Really Teach at BYU?, April 27, 2006, KSL-Television receiver

Leading upward to 2020, journalist Alan C. Logan conducted an in-depth investigation, equally part of publishing a book, on Abagnale’s life story. Logan’s exhaustive search of earlier newspaper articles, and other public records, cast reasonable doubt on Abagnale’s story. Logan also discovered numerous administrative documents that contradicted many of Abagnale’s claims.[nine]
Logan’s investigation found that Abagnale’s claims were, for the most part, fabrications. Documents show that Abagnale was in Great Meadow Prison in Comstock, New York, between the ages of 17 and 20 (July 26, 1965, and Dec 24, 1968) as inmate #25367, the time frame during which Abagnale claims to take committed his near significant scams. Logan’due south investigation uncovered numerous petty crimes that Abagnale has never best-selling, and with Logan giving show to argue that many of Abagnale’s most famous scams in fact never occurred.[eight]
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Abagnale has told the printing, “I was convicted on 2.5 meg dollars’ worth of bad checks” and that he subsequently hired a law firm to become all the money back to hotels and other companies.[69]
However, federal court records evidence that Abagnale was convicted of forging x Pan American Airlines checks in 5 states (Texas, Arizona, Utah, California and N Carolina), totalling less than Us$1,500.[7]
Following his parole on Feb viii, 1974, he claimed he went to work for the FBI. Yet, later on this appointment Abagnale was arrested for theft at a kids camp in Friendswood, Texas.[27]
Logan found no evidence to back up Abagnale’due south claims, including the assertion that he was included in a coffee table book jubilant the 100th anniversary of the FBI.[9]

In many interviews and speeches Abagnale has claimed that he has earned millions of dollars from his patents.[forty]
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Withal, the United States Patent and Trademark Role website shows that Abagnale as a person, and Abagnale and Associates every bit a business organization, hold no patents and they are non listed equally an inventor on any patent.[71]
In his cheque design patents, Canadian inventor Calin A. Sandru only mentions in the Background department of the invention that KPMG and Abagnale and Associates are groups that affirm that bank check fraud is a meaning trouble.[72]
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In 2020 Abagnale was confronted by one of his victims in Billy Rouge, Louisiana. When asked why he talks about being an chaser full general and passing the bar exams, and however failing to acknowledge his arrest and conviction in Billy Rouge, Abagnale said, “That’s considering I piece of work for the FBI.”[21]
Abagnale claimed to the
Star Tribune
that he is an ethics instructor at the FBI Academy, located in Quantico, Virginia: “I teach ethics at the FBI academy, which is ironic, merely years ago, someone at the Agency said, ‘who better than you to do this?’—I attempt to teach immature agents the importance of doing the right affair.”[75]

Logan, girded with public records, shared his findings in detail on the NPR program Watching America, August 13, 2021, broadcast on WHRO.[76]

Personal life

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Abagnale lives on Daniel Island, virtually Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife Kelly. They have three sons, Scott, Chris, and Sean.[77]
Abagnale cites meeting his wife as the motivation for changing his life. He told writer Paul Stenning that he met her while working undercover for the FBI when she was a cashier at a grocery shop.[7]
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Books

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  • Catch Me If You Can, 1980. ISBN 978-0-7679-0538-i.
  • The Art of the Steal, Broadway Books, 2001. ISBN 978-0-7679-0683-8.
  • Existent U Guide to Identity Theft, 2004. ISBN 978-1-932999-01-3.
  • Stealing Your Life, Random Business firm/Broadway Books, April 2007. ISBN 978-0-7679-2586-0.
  • Scam Me If You Can, 2019. ISBN 978-0525538967.

See as well

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  • The Groovy Impostor, 1961 movie nigh Ferdinand Waldo Demara
  • Elliot Castro, Scottish former fraudster
  • William Douglas Street Jr., American con artist and impersonator upon whose life the 1989 film Chameleon Street, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival, was based
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External links

[edit]

  • Official Abagnale & Associates site
  • Article questioning Abagnale’southward claims.
  • Frank Abagnale at IMDb
  • Interview of Frank Abagnale with BBC News
  • Official Website for Grab Me If You Can the musical
  • Frank Abagnale: “Catch Me If Y’all Tin” | Talks at Google



Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Abagnale