White collar crime typically involves nonviolent criminal activity that is committed for financial gain. It often occurs in commercial or business situations.
Common White Collar Crimes
Fraud is a crime that occurs when someone intentionally deceives another for personal or financial gain. Well know examples of fraud many have heard of include charities fraud or insurance fraud. Internet fraud has also become prevalent ranging from selling items that will never ship to capturing sensitive financial information to make purchases.
Embezzlement is the theft of money or property for personal use by someone who is entrusted with access or control over those assets. In a business setting, it may include the manipulation of accounting records or employees such as cashiers or bank tellers dipping into the till.
Tax Evasion occurs when someone takes steps to avoid paying taxes, such as misrepresentation of income, inflating deductions or hiding money, sometimes in offshore accounts.
Bank fraud involves defrauding a bank such as passing fraudulent checks that have been stolen or forged or do not have the funds to back them, providing false information to obtain loans, or impersonating a bank to lure in unsuspecting depositors.
Bankruptcy fraud is a crime of hiding or transferring assets or misrepresenting finances to avoid paying creditors.
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White collar theft crimes allegations are serious and those accused should be represented by an experienced criminal defense trial lawyer. Contact the Waukesha criminal defense lawyer Andrew C. Ladd for immediate assistance at 262-542-3900.