Frank Abagnale (born 1948) lived a life of deception, conning people for years to gain money and power. When he was eventually caught and arrested, he only had to serve five years before the FBI decided to let him out early to help them identify other cases of fraud. As you read the article below, consider what makes someone who they are—both figuratively and in the eyes of the law. This reading passage is for grade 8 readers. Frank Abagnale by CommonLit is a derivative of Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.