Catch Me if You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake - Chapter 6, "Paperhanger in a Rolls-Royce" Summary & Analysis

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Frank decides to take his criminal activities to the next level. The puny $100 personal checks he used to forge are paltry compared to the money he might rake in with fake corporate checks. Frank justifies upping his criminal activity by stating that the legal penalty is the same for forging $100 check as for forging a $5,000 check. Frank's corporate loyalty to Pan Am inspires him to mock up a Pan Am "Expense Check." His reasonable assumption is that an expense reimbursement check will look different from a standard payroll check, thus even bank clerks familiar with Pan American payroll checks will not become suspicious. Frank cloaks his crudely drafted expense check in a Pan Am envelope, which he mails to himself. The handsome young pilot, Frank Williams, has no trouble convincing a...

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