Name of the criminal: Frank Abagnale
Type of crime: White Collar
Detective in charge: Joseph Shea
Victim: Air France
Date of crime: May, 1969
Trial and sentencing: The trial lasted two days. He was sentenced to one year which was reduced to only half a year.
Birth (date and place): April 27, New York, United States
Family information: He was one out of four children and lived for sixteen years in The Bronx, NY. His parents separated when he was twelve and divorced when he was fourteen
Occupation: Security Consultant
Turning points in his life: His first con which was in the year 1963. It was done when his dad gave him a credit card to load gasoline, and he used it to buy tires, batteries, and other car related items and then asked for a refund in cash. His dad was charged $3,400,
He was captured in France in the year 1969, and escaped prison in April, 1971.
Traces or signature they left at the
crime scene: Frank was a smart man, he never left any traces and always blended in with his environment, though luck didn’t do him well.
How he was caught: A flight attendant for Air France which Frank had previously dated recognized him and informed the cops.
Conviction and death: Frank had twelve countries press charges against him for fraud and ask for his extradition, but after a two day trial, he was sentenced to a year worth of prison. He appealed and had his sentence reduced to six months. After being extradited to Sweden, he was pressed charges against for forgery, and was charged another six months. He was deported to the United States where he was sentenced to twelve years for forgery, but he escaped when he had served somewhere around six years. Frank is still alive.
Description of physical elements: Frank was an average sized with a regular build. He used to be black haired and had a somewhat ‘big’, per se, face. He was always dressed in order to fit in his environment, be it a plane, a shop, or an armored guard service.
Description of psychological elements: He was a smart man who knew how to exploit peoples personalities and their feelings in order to take advantage of them. He was also really witty, and knew his way around most situations normal people wouldn’t be able to handle.
Birth (place and date): Nottingham, 1943
Traces they found at crime scenes: None, the arrest was done because of a flight attendant’s report.
How they caught the criminals: The detective himself didn’t catch Frank the first time, as he was deported from Sweden to the United States, where he was imprisoned.
Setting (time, date, description): Paris, France. April, 1969, around noon.
Characters: Joseph Shea and Frank Abagnale Jr. There’s also a guard which takes Frank out of the room after punching Joseph.
Plot: Joseph is interviewing Frank in order to obtain critical information for the case he is currently investigating, but, will Frank give him what he wants?
Characterization: Joseph is your stereotypical detective, fedora-wearing guy with rolled sleeves, while Frank is your stereotypical white collar criminal, always looking sharp and well dressed.
Special Effects to Insert: Fade to Black & White when Joseph puts on his fedora, and sound effects when Joseph is punched.
Music: None will be used.