News from Charleston

| June 30, 2010

If you remember Frank Abagnale, the subject of the film, Catch Me If You Can, you may be surprised to learn he currently resides in Charleston, S.C. and is considered one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents.

Garry Jolly, left, with Frank Abagnale at Homeland Security Innovation Conference.

Apprehended more than 40 years ago, Abagnale served prison sentences in France, Sweden and the U.S. After five years, he was released on the condition that he would help the federal government.

Abagnale shared his story at the May 5-7 Homeland Security Innovation conference in Charleston attended by Gary Jolly, adjunct professor, Charleston Metropolitan Campus.

The┬áconference, now in its sixth year, focuses on innovative technologies addressing terrorist and natural threats to the nation’s security and also promotes the role of the Charleston region in bringing government, business and military entities together to develop solutions.

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