Two True Thieves

One of our avid senior readers had this to say about the stories of two
master criminals:

Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale, Jr.

Don’t let the fact that you’ve seen the movie stop you from reading this fast-moving and fascinating story. It’s a much more comprehensive and exciting account of Frank Abagnale’s capers as one of the youngest and most successful con-men in history.
He is a guy who if he didn’t come from a traumatic and broken home could have mastered any profession. But over five years, a young Frank
Abagnale passed $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in every state and 26
foreign countries as he brazenly impersonated a Pan Am pilot, hospital
resident supervisor, college professor and attorney. An adventurous and
very interesting story.

Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief by Bill Mason
A good companion book to “Catch Me If You Can.”

In the 1960s, Bill Mason found great success stealing jewels from the rich and famous. In this memoir, he reconstructs, in captivating detail, the extensive planning and research he undertook to foil the best of security systems – sometimes by merely stumbling upon an open window. I never imagined there was so much to know about diamonds!

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