• Identity Theft Is A Crime In Virginia

    When someone steals another person’s identity for the purpose of committing fraud, they may be charged and convicted of identity theft. Under Virginia Code, Section 18.2-186.3, identity theft is a crime and could result in misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the severity of the crime. Generally, an identity theft crime will be classified as a misdemeanor…

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    Virginia Businessman Faces Fraud Charges

    Some of our readers may have seen that, according to a recent report, a 53-year-old business man in Fairfax is facing fraud charges for his alleged involvement in a fraud scheme. Prosecutors alleged that the man made false claims to investors, saying that he was in charge of his financial company assets, worth $1.4 billion. The…

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    Common Forms Of Medicare Fraud

    Nowadays, many older Americans count on Medicare to provide them with health care benefits courtesy of the government. However, there are many forms of Medicare fraud that could result in criminal charges. Medicare fraud is a serious crime and the FBI will conduct thorough investigation to ensure that anyone committing this type of fraud faces…

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    Credit Card Fraud And Theft In Virginia

    Online shopping has become the preferred way for many Americans to buy products, which means an increase in credit card usage. As a result, more and more people are facing criminal charges for credit card fraud and theft. Under Virginia law, anyone found guilty of credit card fraud or theft could face significant jail time, fines and…

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    Virginia Man Allegedly Commits Fraud By Pretending To Be A Doctor

    Doctors must meet all legal requirements before treating patients or promoting themselves as a medical professional. One Virginia man allegedly committed fraud when he used physicians’ personal information when applying for jobs with medical staffing companies. The man claimed to be a doctor licensed to practice medicine in Virginia. As a result, these staffing companies were fraudulently…

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    What Are The Elements Of An Embezzlement Charge?

    When individuals in Virginia and elsewhere think about financial crimes, they likely think about the theft of money through a robbery or fraud. They might also think about the accused offender seizing the money from a stranger. While these types of crimes do occur and carry with them serious penalties, some financial crimes stem from…

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    Understanding The Different Types Of Fraud

    A previous post highlighted a specific white-collar crime. Embezzlement, which is considered a theft crime, can carry with it serious penalties. Fraud is another type of white-collar crime, and it can come in many forms, occurring in a wide variety of situations. If you have been accused of fraud, it is important to take the matter seriously,…

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