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Barnes and... A Conversation With Frank Abagnale


Frank Abagnale, a former con artist turned fraud expert consultant, joins host Steve Barnes to talk about consumer fraud. Abagnale's criminal activities were depicted in his book "Catch Me If You Can," as well as the film of the same title.

Between the ages of 16 and 21, Abagnale successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney and a doctor, and cashed millions of dollars in fraudulent checks before being caught. For over 40 years, he has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists. He is one of the world's most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. He now serves as the ambassador for the AARP Fraud Watch Network.