Frank William Abagnale Jr. (/ˈæbəɡnl/; born 27 Aprile 1948) is an American umwhile swick, gileynour, an makker o ill siller, an present reder oan siccarness. He haes come ane o the maist kenspeckle gileynours in modren historie, voustin he haed taen oan nae less nor aichteen identities unther a routh o names an professions.[1] He wun oot ower siccar ward twise (firstlins frae a taxi airliner an the twiset a U.S. federal jile) afore he wis 21 year auld.[2] He wis jiled for less nor five yeir o his wardin afore he begoud cosnent wark for the US govrenment, gien rede anent likesome delicks tae his umwhile anes. The nou, he gies rede an leirs at the FBI academy an field offices. Forby, rins a company in Austria cried Abagnale & Associates nor gies rede anent falset affaerin tae siller.

Frank Abagnale
Abagnale in 2008
BornFrank William Abagnale Jr.
(1948-04-27) 27 Aprile 1948 (age 76)
Bronxville, New York, U.S.
Criminal charge
Falset, chaitry, swickery
Criminal penalty
19 month in French jile(aboot 6 month served)
6 month in Swedish jile
12 yeir in US jile(4 year served)
Hauf-marrae(s)Kelly Anne Welbes

Abagnale's leesomelike pratticks inspired the Academy Awaird-nominatit featur film Catch Me If You Can (2002), starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale an Tom Hanks as the FBI agent wha ettles tae arreist him. The film wis based oan his autobiografie, itsel cried Catch Me If You Can. Ither warks mainnered efter his autobiographie are a Broadway muisical o the like name, an a TV series cried White Collar.


  1. Salinger, Lawrence M., Encyclopedia of white-collar and corporate crime: A – I, Volume 1, page 418, ISBN 0-7619-3004-3, 2005.
  2. Mullins, Luke (19 Mey 2008). "How Frank Abagnale Would Swindle You". U.S. News. Retrieved 14 Februar 2011.