LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The man whose con-artist past became a Hollywood story is coming to Louisville to offer his expertise on avoiding scams and identity theft.

Frank Abagnale once posed as an airline pilot, a lawyer and even a doctor while leading a life of forgery and embezzlement. His story was told in the movie “Catch Me If You Can,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Abagnale is long retired from a life of crime and has been advising the FBI on how to outsmart con artists. On Oct. 12 he’ll be at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts to speak at a free event for the public.

The event is free but attendees must register by calling 1-877-926-8300 or https://aarp.cvent.com/KYFraudWatch . It is sponsored by the AARP.

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