Catch Frank If You Can!

Frank_Abagnale_(cropped)Frank Abagnale was born April 26, 1948. He is the subject of interest in a Hollywood movie and a Broadway musical. The name for both productions may ring a bell to you. It is “Catch Me If You Can”.

Frank is a former confidence trickster, check forger, impostor, and escape artist. He became one of the most famous impostors ever, claiming to have assumed no fewer than eight identities as an airline pilot, a doctor, a U.S. Bureau of Prisons agent, and a lawyer. He escaped from police custody twice (once from a taxiing airliner and once from a U.S. federal penitentiary), before he was 21 years old. He served fewer than five years in prison before starting to work for the federal government.

Frank now own a firm, Abagnale & Associates, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which advises companies on fraud issues. Abagnale also continues to advise the FBI, with whom he has associated for over 35 years, by teaching at the FBI Academy and lecturing for FBI field offices throughout the country. According to his website, more than 14,000 institutions have adopted Abagnale’s fraud prevention programs. (source: Wikipedia)

At the upcoming RSA Conference Asia 2013, Frank will deliver the Conference’s closing keynote on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Check out this post for details.