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Frank W. Abagnale Jr. Brief History. Criminal Accomplishments. Crime Prevention Accomplishments. Between the ages of 16 and 21 , he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a college professor and a pediatrician

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Frank W. Abagnale Jr.


Brief History

Criminal Accomplishments

Crime Prevention Accomplishments

  • Between the ages of 16 and 21, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a college professor and a pediatrician

  • Cashed $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in every state and 26 foreign countries.

  • Known as one of the world's most famous confidence men.

  • Escaped custody on more than one occasion.

  • AudemarsPiguet—designed the anti-counterfeiting technology incorporated in one of the world’s most luxurious watches.

  • Author of three books on white collar crime and identity theft—“The Art of the Steal”, “The Real U Guide to Identity Theft”, and “Stealing Your Life”

  • ADP—designed their current payroll check issued more than 800 million times a year for the payrolls of thousands of corporations.

  • Safechecks, Inc.—designed the SuperCheck and SuperBusiness Check considered to be the most secure checks in the world

  • In the past 31 years Mr. Abagnale has worked with 65% of the Fortune 500 Companies in America.


Catch Me if You Can

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFj3OXVL_wQ


Hypothesis

  • The majority of people who are aware of Frank Abagnale only know him to be a superior conman.

  • In this paper I argue that his criminal activities are an immediate result of his family’s dysfunction and impersonating professionals was his way of escaping his troubles.


Sub Claims

  • I also argue that since he was convicted as a youthful offender he was given a second chance and he took advantage of his rare opportunity by becoming an asset to the criminal prevention field.


Other Arguments

  • Had he not committed the crimes as a youth, he would not be in the position he is in today.

  • Abagnale is a unique criminal because he was given a second chance and now he works to prevent the very crimes he committed and he is working with some of the most prestigious companies in the world.


Warrant

  • My reason for writing this paper is to show that what he did as a criminal is easily over shadowed by what he has done in the past 35 years to help prevent crimes of theft.

  • This is important because when people think of Abagnale they think of the criminal and not what he has done to improve society.


My Results From Research

  • Abagnale had a troubled youth that led him down the path of criminal activities

  • He was not proud of what he did and this is exactly why he began to work with the FBI and other organizations to prevent white-collared crimes.

  • Although there is a movie about his criminal activities the director, Steven Spielberg is quoted saying, "I did not make this film about Frank Abagnale because of what he did . . but because of what he has done with his life the past 30 years."


  • "Frank Abagnale is an extraordinary human being, brilliant, compassionate, honorable and a past master at his craft. The word genius is overused, but here it applies.” David Cid Former Assistant Agent in Charge Federal Bureau of Investigation


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