Frank Abagnale is a world-renowned expert on fraud detection, identity theft, and document security. For over 35 years, he has worked with the FBI as well as numerous corporations and financial institutions to identify and prevent embezzlement, check forgery, and other crimes.
Beginning as a teenager, Abagnale successfully posed as an airline pilot, a lawyer, and a physician, all while traveling the world and cashing millions of dollars worth of fraudulent checks. He chronicled these experiences in a best-selling book, Catch Me If You Can, which was later adapted into a 2002 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, as well as a Broadway musical which opened in 2011.
Abagnale decided to atone for his past by lending his expertise to federal law enforcement agencies in their efforts to combat fraud and financial crimes. He has continued this work throughout his life, and now over 14,000 financial institutions, corporations, and law enforcement agencies actively use fraud prevention techniques he has developed. Abagnale has written numerous books on the subject, including The Art Of The Steal, The Real U Guide To Identity Theft, and Stealing Your Life. He resides in Charleston, SC.