The Art of the Steal
June 18, 2014   12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

BBB is a sponsor of this event

Former con artist extraordinaire Frank Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. For more than 30 years, Abagnale has worked with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world.

His exploits and five-year international crime spree inspired the memoir, Catch Me if You Can, which later became a film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Abagnale served time in French, Swedish and U.S. prison systems before being released on the condition that he would help the federal government, without remuneration, by teaching and assisting federal law enforcement agencies.

Abagnale will describe the latest protections against embezzlement, forgery, counterfeit currency, check fraud, identity theft and Internet fraud for institutions, associations and corporations. He will explain the newest crime techniques made easy by technology as well as your organization’s potential liability under the new Uniform Commercial Code.

Abagnale’s presentation will be followed by a panel of law enforcement agents who will review cases studies, all of which have local connections, of successful and attempted fraud schemes that have been conducted against businesses. Businesses that were victims of fraud will not be identified by name, but they range from some of the largest businesses in the area to smaller, one- or two-person businesses and include retailers, law firms, banks, and utilities.

The panel includes:

  • US Attorney’s Office – District of North Dakota
  • North Dakota Attorney General’s Office (Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division)
  • US Department of Homeland Security Investigations
  • US Postal Inspection Service
  • Department of Justice Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section
  • Credit Card Fraud Investigators from U.S. Bank
  • Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota

When: Wednesday, June 18, 12:00-5:00 PM

Where: Ramada Plaza & Suites and Conference Center, Fargo, ND

Registration (includes lunch)
$59 in advance / $69 at the door