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 month in French prison (aboot 6 month served)
6 month in Swedish prison
12 year in US prison (4 year served)
Hauf-marrae(s)Kelly Anne Welbes

Frank William Abagnale Jr. (/ˈæbəɡnl/; born 27 Aprile 1948) is an American security consultant kent for his history as an umwhile con man, check forger, an impostor atween the ages o 15 and 21. He became ane o the maist famous impostors ever,[1] claimin that he assumed nae fewer than aichteen identities, includin an airline pilot, a physician, a U.S. Bureau of Prisons agent, an a lawer. He escaped fae polis custody on twa occasions (ane time fae a taxi airliner and another fae a U.S. federal penitentiary) afore he wis 21 year auld.[2] He served less than five year in prison afore he stairtit tae work for the US government. He is nou a consultant an lecturer for the FBI academy an field offices. He nou runs a financial fraud consultancy company based in Austria cried Abagnale & Associates an aw.

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. The film wis based on his autobiografie also kent Catch Me If You Can. Ither warks inspired by his autobiographie include a Broadway muisical o the same name, an a TV series cried White Collar.


  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 (19 Mey 2008). "How Frank Abagnale Would Swindle You". U.S. News. Retrieved 14 Februar 2011.