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Frank Abagnale could write a check on toilet paper, drawn on the Confederate States Treasury, sign it 'U. R. Hooked' and cash it at any bank in town, using a Hong Kong driver's license for identification.
What I did in my youth is hundreds of times easier today. Technology breeds crime.
I made a lot of exits through side doors, down fire escapes or over rooftops. I abandoned more wardrobes in the course of five years than most men acquire in a lifetime. I was slipperier than a buttered escargot.
What bothered me most was their lack of style. I learned early that class is universally admired. Almost any fault, sin or crime is considered more leniently if there's a touch of class involved.
I stole every nickel, dime and dollar and blew it on fine threads, luxurious lodgings, fantastic foxes and other sensual goodies. I partied in every capital in Europe and bask on all the worlds most famous beaches.
If I had to place any blame for my future nefarious actions, I'd put it on the Ford. That Ford fractured every moral fiber in my body. It introduced me to girls, and I didn't come to my senses for six years. They were wonderful years.
Remember what being an adult is: It has nothing to do with money or awards.
If my forgeries looked as bad as the CBS documents, it would have been 'Catch Me In Two Days'.
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It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention.
Lyndon B. Johnson
April 27, 1948
Frank William Abagnale, Jr. is an American security consultant known for his history as a former confidence trickster, check forger, and impostor between the ages of 15 and 21.
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The Art of the Steal (2001)
Stealing Your Life (2007)
Real U guide to identity theft (2004)
The Dinosaur Detective (2003)
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