As the holidays quickly approach and Californians are making last-minute purchases, they may be afraid of credit card fraud and identity theft. While the concern may be legitimate, they might also be worried that they will be on the other end of the stick, facing criminal accusations. When this is the case, accused individuals should immediately consider their defense options.
There are numerous types of white collar crimes. Whether it is fraud, embezzlement, or identity theft if a financial transaction or a computer is involved than it will likely be considered a white collar crime. These offenses are often aggressively prosecuted, especially since those who allege to have lost money may speak very loudly on the matter. One type of white collar crime, insider trading, is no exception.
Our society has become a web of tangled financial transactions and personal information. As technology and the web become an increasing part of our everyday lives, it may become more difficult to keep personal information secret. When an individual discovers that his or her identity has been stolen, authorities will often quickly turn to those who had access to the information, which can leave accused individual facing serious criminal charges.
White collar crimes are those offenses that are non-violent in nature and are financially motivated. Typically, those accused of these crimes are business employees and government officials. Yet, with the increase in identity theft and various types of fraud, almost anyone can find himself or herself subjected to white collar crime allegations. When this happens, an accused individual should do everything in his or her power to fight the charges in order to protect his or her freedom, finances and reputation.
Many Californians work in occupations where they are entrusted with the funds of others. Whether the company's or investors', it is expected these funds will be protected and used appropriately. Unfortunately, sometimes money goes missing, and when it does, the person to whom it was entrusted may find himself or herself at the center of a federal investigation.
The internet can be a lovely thing, offering its users access to information, organization tools, and accommodations. However, the web is also a place where crime occurs. Every year, many find themselves the victim of identity theft and identity fraud, which can leave them with extreme financial loss. While this is truly sad, since internet crimes are often difficult to trace, innocent individuals can wind up being accused of these serious offenses. These individuals, even if they feel as if the odds are against them, should be sure to put up the best defense possible in order to protect their legal rights and their freedom.
With April 15 is quickly approaching, federal investigators will be carefully reviewing federal tax filings for the possibility of fraud. The actual incidents of tax fraud in the U.S. are small. When it does occur, federal authorities take the crime seriously. California residents facing charges for white-collar crimes, such as tax fraud, might find the following article on a series of recent arrests for federal tax fraud activity informative.
Internet crimes can take many forms. Identity theft, fraud, and online scams are just a few ways people have been known to use computers to perpetrate crimes. But "Internet crimes" is also a broad term, and a computer can certainly be used to perform a number of criminal activities. In California, for instance, four individuals were recently charged with computer crimes after allegedly using a computer to commit burglaries.According to police, a team of four people used the Internet to locate personal information on several individuals, including one judge and an unknown number of public officials. Using this information, the accused persons allegedly burgled homes and committed other crimes of an undisclosed nature. Police claimed that they found jewelry, safes, and other types of property when the four people were arrested.