When a person is accused of attempting to defraud an employer, the mere accusations may prompt a need to seek defense guidance. If criminal charges are filed, and a conviction handed down in court, penalties may include time in prison. One Florida man, who was working in another state at the time, has admitted to a white collar crime involving ISC Construction, LLC and Chevron USA.
Some say Florida is a hub for certain types of crime. Drug-related incidents and white collar crime appear to be problematic throughout the state. A plea agreement was recently submitted regarding various acts of fraud one man committed over a span of several months.
Some say there has been an increase of certain types of crime in Florida and throughout the United States. In many regions, it appears that white collar crime is on the rise, with charges often filed on suspicion of identity theft, health care fraud, unlawful credit card use and other financial crimes. Merely being accused of such crimes, however, does not necessarily mean a conviction will be handed down in court.
Various types of fraud include stealing the identities of others in order to commit acts that result in personal financial gain. Such acts are commonly referred to as "white collar crime" and are apparently on the rise in various Florida regions. In fact, current data suggests an increase in such crimes of nearly 47 percent in the past 12 months.
Taking another person's identification information and using it to make purchases or otherwise seek personal financial gain violates federal law. A man in Florida recently pleaded guilty to this type of white collar crime. He is said to have defrauded more than one person.
A man in Florida may not be who everyone thinks he is; almost everyone, that is. His current wife, son and neighbors all received a huge shock recently when they learned that he was being accused of a white collar crime. Law enforcement authorities claim that the man has been living under a stolen identity for the past 20 years.
A Florida man was recently accused by federal authorities of a massive fraud scheme. The allegations of white collar crime involve identity theft, wire and bank fraud, including the theft of more than $2 million in cash. He now faces a 36 count indictment involving alleged losses that could reach as high as $3 million.
Federal investigations often lead to serious charges against one or more individuals. A recent incident involved a Florida clinic owner accused of white collar crime. Federal officials claim the alleged fraud scheme netted approximately $900 million. It is also believed that the clinic owner did not act alone.
Florida defendants typically perceive non-violent crimes as being less serious than allegations such as assault. This is particularly true when it comes to fraud, a so-called white collar crime. Depending on what the fraud entailed and if certain amounts of money were involved, fraud and other white collar crimes can potentially have a serious impact on a person's employability and personal image.
One never knows what to expect when federal agents show up wanting to search a residence. Sometimes, several types of law enforcement agencies work together in a combined effort to conduct such operations. Recently, a home was searched, and now authorities say they found evidence of federal drug trafficking inside the Florida home, which resulted in multiple arrests.