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Frank Abagnale to speak at KPU event

The U.S’s most infamous con artist is coming to AU on Nov. 15.

Frank Abagnale will be speaking to students at 7:00 p.m. in MGC University Club. The Kennedy Political Union will host the event.

Abagnale started his career as a con man in the 1960s. During that time he cashed $2.5 million in fraudulent checks and escaped from police custody twice while pretending to be an airline pilot, an attorney, a college professor and a pediatrician.

When he was 21 he was caught by the French police but served less than five years in prison before he was released on the condition that he help the U.S. federal government fight crime.

Since then he has developed and implemented numerous fraud prevention programs for the FBI and has been selected as a member of CNN Financial News’s “Pinnacle 400”, for his success in his field.

He published an autobiography titled “Catch Me If You Can” in 1980. The book was later turned into a film directed by Steven Spielberg and a Tony-Award winning musical.

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