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ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- NACS, the association for convenience and petroleum retailing, signed up Frank Abagnale as its Closing General Session speaker for NACStech 2007, held April 30 to May 2 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Abagnale, an expert in the subjects of forgery, embezzlement and secure documents, cashed $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in every state and 26 countries between the ages of 16 and 21. Abagnale spent time posing as an airline pilot, attorney, college professor and pediatrician before being caught at the age of 21. Abagnale served five years of prison in France, Sweden and the U.S. He was released on the condition that he would help the government by teaching and assisting federal enforcement agencies.
Abagnale told his tale in the best-selling book, Catch Me If You Can, which was later adapted for the big screen in a movie of the same name featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.
Registration opened yesterday for NACStech 2007, which will feature more than 100 exhibitors.
Abagnale will present his NACStech Closing General Session address at 12:45 p.m. on May 2.