Media Advisory – Frank Abagnale, Jr. Presents ‘The Art of the Steal’ at Colorado State University’s College of Business April 13

Colorado State University’s College of Business will host Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. on Wednesday, April 13. Abagnale will discuss, “The Art of The Steal,” a free lecture on how to protect yourself and your business from fraud.

The event will be held 2 – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13 in the Bohemian Auditorium of Rockwell Hall West, on the Colorado State campus. 

Abagnale is the inspiration for the “Catch Me If You Can” movie, book, and Broadway play. He is one of the world’s most respected authorities on the subjects of forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. At a young age, Abagnale illegally posed in various professional positions, allowing him to cash $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in every state and twenty-six foreign countries. After five years in the prison system, he was released on the condition that he would help the federal government by teaching and assisting federal law enforcement agencies. Abagnale has been associated with the FBI for over 35 years. More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations, and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs. 

In this two hour seminar “The Art of the Steal,” Abagnale will address the most current issues, methods, and preventions for white collar fraud, embezzlement and identity theft. His presentation is highly recommended for banking industry executives, CFOs, CIOs, risk managers, and human resource executives who have responsibility for corporate assets including consumer and employee data. 

The event is sponsored by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative. For more information visit

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