Before Matthew Cox enlisted Rebecca Hauck in a mortgage fraud scheme they would eventually run in four states, including Georgia, he took her to see the film, “Catch Me If You Can.”

Cox told Hauck that his “operation” resembled that of the movie’s protagonist — real-life con artist Frank Abagnale Jr., who cashed $2.5 million in fraudulent checks — a federal prosecutor told a federal judge in Atlanta on Tuesday.

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