For more than four decades, Frank Abagnale has served as an advisor to the FBI on how to outsmart con artists. Back in the day Abagnale was one of the best.
At age 16, Abagnale ran away from home and by the age of 21 he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a doctor and cashed millions in fraudulent checks. His exploits were depicted a best-selling book and on film in the movie “Catch Me If You Can” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. For more than 40 years Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists and he will be sharing that information at a special event in Omaha on Thursday.
Abagnale is AARP’s Fraud Watch Ambassador will be the guest speaker at an event September 10th at the Jewish Community Center. AARP spokesperson Devorah Lanner the event is sold out but the public can log on to their website to see videos of Abagnale talking about forgery, embezzlement and how to avoid identity theft.
The event is co-sponsored by the Foundation of Better Business Bureau, Inc. and Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson will participate in the program.