Frank Jr.

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Frank Jr., was born in Bronxville, New York back in 1948 to Frank Sr., and Paulette. He obtained his primary education at a Catholic School. At the age of 15 his father gave him a gas card. He used that card to purchase tires, batteries and other related items only to return them to get the cash needed for dates. The total bill came to around 3.400.00.

This guy was great, he devised a plan in which he magnetically printed his account number on bank deposit slips slipping them into stacks of real bank deposit slips. When a customer filled out one the money would be deposited to his account instead of the customers.

Another one of his adventures was to pose as a doctor at a Georgia hospital under an alias. One other thing he also forged a Harvard University law transcript, passed the Louisiana bar exam and practiced as a lawyer.

In the end, he was caught and is now working as a security consultant and a lecturer for the FBI academy, as well as other field offices.    

What you may not know about Frank William Abagnale Jr. is that he inspired the Academy Award-nominated feature film Catch Me If You Can. Until tomorrow give someone the free gift of a smile.

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Another interesting person most of us know nothing about, James. But I do know Bronxville quite well... just on the other side of NYC and all of one square mile big. A very pretty (and very expensive) town.

Dec 05, 2018 04:25 AM #1
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well got this one I have watched the movie several times and he was a real character.

Dec 05, 2018 04:35 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Figured it out with the bank slips. If he had only put the brain to better use he probably would have made more money.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 05, 2018 04:54 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Why does the one I know have to be a crook? By the way, he was a good one! Enjoy your day!

Dec 05, 2018 05:09 AM #4
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I knew who you were talking about from the beginning and the movie about him was great.

Dec 05, 2018 05:36 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I remember seeing that movie and it is crazy that sometimes the most brilliant minds turn to a life of crime, yet come out smelling like a rose, haha.

Dec 05, 2018 06:01 AM #6
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning James.  I've seen the movie and read about this man.  I wonder how much more he could have accomplished if he had put his intellect to use for legal purposes.

Dec 05, 2018 06:23 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Hurray for us, we knew this one.  Wishing you a wonderful day, we are happy to report that we have a rainy day here.  A

Dec 05, 2018 07:59 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - Amazing story and I heard him tell that story as a keynote at a conference many years ago.

Dec 05, 2018 08:48 AM #9
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow James,  That is where that movie came from, interesting as always that you come up with good ones all the time.


Dec 05, 2018 09:27 AM #10
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good aftrnoon James. I did knoew this story. I didn't see the film though.

Dec 05, 2018 10:20 AM #11
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - I have seen the film and Frank on talk shows discussing his clever schemes. 

Dec 05, 2018 12:45 PM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James

Well I did not recognize the name but am familiar with the movie. Frank certainly has had a colorful life!


Dec 05, 2018 01:26 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I did know this one and the movie was interesting. 

Dec 05, 2018 04:57 PM #14
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Yes,  I recognized this one, James; saw the movie.  Did not like the movie :(

Dec 05, 2018 06:01 PM #15
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Funny with the headline I was expecting a Sinatra story you tricked me and what a great movie that was, Endre

Dec 05, 2018 11:59 PM #16
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I guess I better go pick up the video James Dray being I had never heard of him before.

Dec 12, 2018 12:50 PM #17
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