What are Fraud Offenses?
Fraud is a type of white-collar crime that involves the taking of another’s property through some form of misrepresentation. The misrepresentation is most often one of fact that serves as an inducement for the alleged victim to relinquish possession or control of his property. Examples include false insurance claims seeking insurance payments for losses that did not occur or which were not as expensive as claimed or misrepresentations about a product or service designed to capture a potential customer’s money without rendering the promised product or service. Other examples include making purchases or cash withdrawals with stolen credit or debit cards or those manufactured with stolen account numbers. The types and variations of fraud are infinite and continue over time with the evolution of technology. Common forms involve Bank Fraud and Credit Card Fraud.
Being charged with Fraud is a serious event and one that should never be taken lightly. Criminal investigations and prosecutions regarding Fraud are on the rise across the country. The greater the financial loss associated with the fraud, the greater the punishment or lengthier the jail sentences that Courts and prosecutors will seek to impose against convicted offenders. Prosecutors also use Conspiracy and conspiracy liability theory to increase total losses in Fraud cases against an individual who may have been a member of a Fraud conspiracy. Therefore, if you have been charged with Fraud, it is important to seek legal representation immediately in order to protect your rights and minimize the impact that a charge of his nature may have on your life.
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Learn more about specific fraud offenses below:
- Credit Card Fraud
- Bank Fraud
- Computer or Internet Fraud
- Tax Fraud
- Other White Collar Crimes
If you have been charged with fraud and need representation, contact the RI fraud defense attorneys at the Law Offices of John L. Calcagni III by email or call today at (401) 351-5100 to schedule a free consultation.