Frank Abagnale: catch him if you can

Tuesday, 21 December 2004, 8:54 AM EST

Frank Abagnale, a former conman whose crimes inspired the memoir and movie "Catch Me If You Can," says he's quitting security-related speaking engagements -- including his upcoming RSA Conference 2005 keynote -- in the wake of challenges to his credentials by industry leaders.

Best known for his teenaged fraud spree nearly 40 years ago, Abagnale's scheduled RSA presentation is billed as a talk about his redemption following a life "where by the age of 21 he had impersonated an international airline pilot, pediatrician, stockbroker, college professor and even an assistant attorney general -- all while cashing $2.5 million dollars in forged checks," according to an RSA Information Security Conference description.

By Shawna McAlearney at Search Security.

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