Frank Abagnale Jr.,
Frank Abagnale Jr., US impostor who wrote bad checks and falsely represented himself as a qualified member of professions such as airline pilot, doctor, attorney, and teacher. The film Catch Me If You Can is based on his life. John Bodkin Adams, British doctor and suspected serial killer, but only found guilty of forging wills and prescriptions Eddie Antar, founder of Crazy Eddie, who has about $1 billion worth of judgments against him stemming from fraudulent accounting practices at that company.
Jordan Belfort, "The Wolf of Wall Street,
Jordan Belfort, "The Wolf of Wall Street, who swindled over $200 million via a penny stock boiler room operation. Cassie Chadwick, who pretended to be Andrew Carnegie's illegitimate daughter to get loans.Columbia/HCA Medicare fraud. Columbia/HCA pleaded guilty to 14 felony counts and paid out more than $2 billion to settle lawsuits arising from the fraud. The company's board of directors forced then–Chairman and CEO Rick Scott to resign at the beginning of the federal investigation; Scott was subsequently elected Governor of Florida in 2010.