Between the ages of 16 and 21, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a doctor, and cashed millions of dollars in fraudulent checks. In case you didn't read the bestselling book-- spoiler alert--he got caught, and his exploits were depicted in the blockbuster movie Catch Me if You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.
Who is Frank Abagnale? He's the real-life person who was featured in the 2002 film "Catch Me if You Can" starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks--a con artist who successfully posed as an airline pilot, doctor, and lawyer and in the process cashed millions of dollars in fraudulent checks. He was caught and served prison time, but upon release agreed to work with the FBI to assist in identity theft and other fraud cases. He's worked with them for decades now, and also advises corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies around the world about how to stop this billion dollar industry.
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