Abagnale got away with the complicated stuff by giving some of his medical tasks to junior doctors Tricking people was always very easy for American conman Frank Abagnale. His first trick involved opening bank accounts at different banks under different names and writing cheques for money that wasn't available. Then he went on to more complicated ways of defrauding banks. All his tricks involved false names and false identities. During his time as a fraudster, Abagnale impersonated an airline pilot, taking free trips all over the world. He forged a university degree and worked for a short while as a teacher. He got away with this by staying one lesson ahead of his pupils. Abagnale forged medical qualifications and worked for a while as a doctor. He bluffed his way through parts of the job and got away with the complicated stuff by giving some of his medical tasks to junior doctors. He also forged a law degree certificate and worked for some time as a lawyer. Abagnale was eventually arrested in France for fraud in 26 countries. He was imprisoned in the United States, but released after five years when he agreed to help the government catch other fraudsters. Abagnale is now a security consultant helping top companies track down and fight business fraud.