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No Tickets Remain for Featured Speaker Frank AbagnalePosted Feb. 4, 2013
Update: No tickets remain.Posted at 12:30 p.m. on February 11.
Kent State University at Stark invites the community to this season’s third event of the popular Featured Speakers Series. Frank Abagnale, a former notorious con man who now uses his knowledge to assist the FBI, will present Catch Me If You Can on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Timken Great Hall, located in The University Center at Kent State Stark, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.
Tickets are required for this free Featured Speakers Series lecture. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the Kent State Stark Information Desk in Main Hall, beginning Monday, Feb. 11 at 8 a.m., while supplies last. A limit of four (4) tickets will be distributed per person. Phone reservations will not be accepted.
Frank Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. His rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 40 years ago when he was known as one of the world’s most famous con men, depicted in his best-selling book, Catch Me If You Can, of which a film was also made, directed by Steven Spielberg with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Between the ages of 16 and 21, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a college professor and a pediatrician, in addition to cashing $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in every state and 26 foreign countries. After serving time in prison, he was released on the condition that he would help the federal government by teaching and assisting federal law enforcement agencies. Abagnale has been working as a consultant with the FBI for more than 30 years.
For more information on Kent State Stark’s Featured Speakers Series, contact Cynthia Williams at 330-244-3262 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.stark.kent.edu/about/events/featuredspeakers.