Abagnale in 2008
|Born||Frank William Abagnale Jr.|
27 Aprile 1948
Bronxville, New York, U.S.
|Fraud, forgery, swindlin|
|12 months in French preeson (aboot 6 months served)|
6 months in Swadish preeson
12 years in US preeson (4 years served)
|Hauf-marrae(s)||Kelly Anne Welbes|
Frank William Abagnale Jr. (//; born 27 Apryle 1948) is an American siccarity consultant kent for his history as an umwhile con man, cheque forger, an impostor atween the ages of 15 and 21. He became one of the most famous impostors ever, claimin tae hae assumed na fewer than aicht identities, includin an airline pilot, a physeecian, a U.S. Bureau of Prisons agent, an a lawer. He escaped frae polis custody twice (ance frae a taxiin airliner an ance frae a U.S. federal penitentiary) afore he wis 21 years auld. He served fewer nor five years in preeson afore stairtin tae wirk for the federal govrenment. He is currently a consultant an lecturer for the FBI academy an field offices. He an aw rins Abagnale & Associates, a financial fraud consultancy company.
Abagnale's life story inspired the Academy Awaird-nominatit featur film Catch Me If You Can (2002), starnin Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale an Tom Hanks as the FBI agent pursuin him, as weel as a Broadway muisical o that name an a TV series White Collar, that are based on his autobiografie o the same name.