Frank Abagnale

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Frank Abagnale
Frank W. Abagnale in 2008.jpg
Abagnale in 2008
BornFrank William Abagnale Jr.
(1948-04-27) 27 Aprile 1948 (age 72)
Bronxville, New York, U.S.
Criminal charge
Fraud, forgery, swindlin
Criminal penalty
19 months in French prison (aboot 6 months served)
6 months in Swedish prison
12 years in US prison (4 years served)
Hauf-marrae(s)Kelly Anne Welbes

Frank William Abagnale Jr. (/ˈæbəɡnl/; born 27 Aprile 1948) is an American siccarity consultant known for his history as an umwhile con man, check forger, an impostor between the ages of 15 and 21. He became one of the most famous impostors ever,[1] claiming that he assumed no fewer than eighteen identities, includin an airline pilot, a physician, a U.S. Bureau of Prisons agent, an a lawer. He escaped from police custody twice (once from a taxi airliner and once from a U.S. federal penitentiary) before he was 21 years old.[2] He served fewer nor five years in prison before starting to work for the federal government. He is currently a consultant an lecturer for the FBI academy an field offices. He and now runs Abagnale & Associates, a financial fraud consultancy company based in Austria.

Abagnale's life story inspired the Academy Awaird-nominatit featur film Catch Me If You Can (2002), starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale an Tom Hanks as the FBI agent pursuin him, as well as a Broadway muisical o that name an a TV series White Collar, that are based on his autobiografie o the same name.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Salinger, Lawrence M., Encyclopedia of white-collar and corporate crime: A – I, Volume 1, page 418, ISBN 0-7619-3004-3, 2005.
  2. Mullins, Luke (May 19, 2008). "How Frank Abagnale Would Swindle You". U.S. News. Retrieved February 14, 2011.