Fraud crime is crime involving deception that injures another individual, corporation or entity. Fraud crimes are found in the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. Common fraud crimes in Pennsylvania are
- Forgery 18 Pa.C.S. §4101
- Bad Checks 18 Pa.C.S. §4105
- Access Device Fraud 18 Pa.C.S. §4106
- Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices 18 Pa.C.S. §4107
- Defrauding Secured Creditors 18 Pa.C.S. §4110
- Insurance Fraud 18 Pa.C.S. §4117
- Identity Theft 18 Pa.C.S. §4120
In my experience 99% of fraud crimes are committed for the defendant's financial gain. However, this is not always the case. Fraud crimes could involve damage to a citizen or business entity's reputation.
White Collar Crime is Fraud Crime
Yes, my firm does practice "white collar crime." I see many lawyers advertising that they practice white collar crime. The phrase "white collar crime" does not exist anywhere in the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. White collar crime is simply a theft crime or fraud crime committed by "white collar" professionals. The quintessential example is the CEO, CFO or other corporate officer embezzling money from the company's stockholders. My law firm is equipped to handle any state theft or fraud crime that occurs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I have represented doctors, lawyers, vice presidents, CEO's and CFO's in crimes ranging from theft to kidnapping. I have also represented many blue collar individuals in theft and fraud crimes.
Contact my office immediately if you are a suspect in a Pennsylvania fraud investigation. Do not agree to speak to police or detectives if you are being investigated for fraudulent practices. You may contact my office at (610) 299-0295 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.