Being accused of a white collar crime in North Carolina can be a devastating blow. Not only does one face penalties such as incarceration and fines, but they may also find their professional reputation has been torn to shreds. Unfortunately, people are quick to judge even before a trial, and a person accused of a white collar crime might not only lose their job, but find that their future job prospects are bleak as well. For these reasons, it is important to understand the various types of white collar crimes. One of these crimes is embezzlement.
White-collar crimes, such as embezzlement, tax fraud, identity theft or insurance fraud occur every day in North Carolina. These crimes are taken very seriously by the authorities, so it is important to understand how to defend against such allegations.
Recently, a federal judge issued a sentence in an embezzlement case from here in North Carolina.
Some North Carolina residents depend on food stamps to feed their families. Yet, it isn't uncommon to read that someone allegedly misused their government benefits in order to obtain items such as alcohol, cigarettes, lottery tickets or other non-food items. However, according to Raleigh authorities, food stamps have also been used by local residents recently to purchase something quite unusual: tattoos.
There is a long history of arrests for insurance fraud involving consumers submitting fraudulent injury claims from automobile accidents and similar events. Intentionally submitting a substantively false claim is one thing, but some of these arrests seem to be questionably premised on a fine-line distinction between normal negotiating tactics and actual fraud. For example, a North Carolina man was recently arrested for insurance fraud regarding a July 31, 2012 car accident.
Several people in North Carolina are facing fraud crime charges after an alleged counterfeiting ring was broken up. Authorities in Laurinburg, North Carolina, have arrested five people in connection with the alleged fraud after police were contacted by a retail store claiming it received a counterfeit bill.
Becoming disabled, even for a short period of time, is a significant event in anyone's life, and can bring a great deal of stress and financial hardship. On top of these types of concerns, one North Carolina man is now facing fraud charges after being accused of receiving benefits he was not entitled to. He faces charges relating to disability insurance fraud. The 42-year-old man has been arrested and is being held at a local jail on a $10,000 bond.
A North Carolina woman may have her lottery prize stripped away because of a potential fraud act committed by her husband. He has since been arrested and is facing accusations of illegally obtaining the lottery ticket from his place of work. Authorities believe the man may have used fraud to gain the ticket and then turned it over to his wife.
If you have been charged with a crime, it is important to remember that a charge is merely an accusation - it is not a conviction. However, understanding your rights when facing charges is imperative and something that a group of North Carolina women may want to consider as they face serious charges. Authorities claim that five women somehow conspired to commit fraud by draining a disabled man's bank account.
Many working North Carolina residents are given company credit cards to use for certain work-related things. Different companies have different rules on how often and for what employees can use company cards. If those expectations are not made clear, an employee may use a card too liberally, possibly leading to criminal charges.