Frank Abagnale Jr. - Research Article from Outlaws, Mobsters and Crooks

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Life with father

The third of four children, Frank Abagnale was raised in Bronxville, New York. His father, Frank, and mother, Paulette, a French-Algerian woman, met and married during World War II (1939–45), while Frank Sr. was serving in the U.S. armed forces. He was twenty-eight; she was fifteen.

After returning from the war, Frank Sr. opened a successful stationery business called Gramercy. The family lived in a luxurious large home in an upscale neighborhood and they enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle. Actively involved in politics and an avid deep-sea fisherman, Frank Sr. was frequently away from home. During one of his out-of-state fishing trips, his wife left and took the children with her. After Paulette divorced Frank Sr., their twelve-year-old son, Frank Jr., went to live with his father.

Life with father provided an interesting education. Frank Jr. met politicians, went to bars, and learned what...

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