Frank Abagnale Biography
Birthday: April 27, 1948 (Taurus)
Born In: Bronxville, New York, United States
Frank Abagnale Jr. is an American security consultant, known as one of the world’s most infamous impostors of all time. Between the ages of 15 and 21, he committed frauds, forged checks, and tricked countless people using different identities. Born and raised in New York, into a very unsettled business family, Frank struggled with family issues as a kid. His parents divorced when he was 12 years old, and that may have played a major role in shaping him as a high-profile criminal mastermind. His first victim was his very own father, who was cheated of more than $3,000 by Frank, when Frank was just 15 years old. Following this, he quit school and eventually ended up leading the life of a criminal. It is believed that he assumed no less than eight identities in his short career as a fraudster, including that of an airline pilot, a physician, and a lawyer. He was captured thrice, but escaped the first two times, by tricking the authorities. In 1974, he was released after serving about five years in prison, on the condition that he would work alongside the ‘Federal Bureau of Investigation’ (FBI) to investigate crimes similar to those that he had indulged in. He has since been working as a security consultant and has established his own security firm.