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Italian police arrest fake pilot after flight
Man used a phony Facebook account to pull off a "Catch Me If You Can" ruse and fly from Munich to Turin.
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2012 12:59

It played out like the sequel to the Hollywood movie "Catch Me If You Can."

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio starred as real life con-artist Frank Abagnale, posing as a Pan-American pilot -- surrounded by gorgeous flight attendants.
 
It may not be quite so glamorous a job these days but it held enough allure for one unemployed Italian man to reinvent the scam, managing to fly from Munich to Turin.

Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports.

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