Frank William Abagnale, Jr. is an American consultant known for his history as a confidence trickster, forger, liar, con man and impostor.
Although he never went to law school, he claimed to be a lawyer.
Although he never went to medical school, he claimed to be a doctor.
Although he never went to flight school, he claimed to be a pilot.
Abagnale achieved great fame and infamy as a fraud before he was 21 years old.
After bilking the government and private citizens of millions, he was eventually caught. He served less than five years in prison before starting to work for the government.
Abagnale’s life story provided the inspiration for the feature film Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo Dicaprio as Abagnale. You can watch the trailer below.
Fast forward to 2014, Ted J. Morris, self proclaimed “charter guru” of Rochester in NYS bears an uncanny similarity to an amateur Abagnale in training. Like Abagnale, Morris advanced a number of self serving claims and accolades that turned out to be completely false.
Although disguised as a young entrepeneur and Comissioner King prodigy, Morris was proven to be nothing short of a nefarious fraud and con man.
You can read more about Ted Abagnale…..I mean Ted Morris in this piece by Deutsch29.
Good thing Morris was caught. Which begs the question, who will hold him accountable for being such a fraud and con?
Not the Regents.
Parents, must hold him accountable. Say no to Rochester’s Greater Works Charter school.