Did You Just Get Charged For Fraud?
It’s a very reasonable response to panic in the face of a fraud charge. For one thing, there might be some extreme consequences to every facet of your life.
What is a fraud charge exactly? Much like theft, fraud involves obtaining goods, services or money in an illegal manner.
Examples include: Mail Fraud, Driver’s License Fraud, Health Care Fraud, Credit Card Fraud, Bank Account Takeover Fraud, Stolen Tax Refund Fraud, Voter Fraud, Internet Fraud, and much more.
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Explaining Fraud Charges
Wire & Internet Fraud
Wire fraud is a federal crime—one that is quite broad and applicable to numerous types of activity. Wire fraud occurs whenever a person uses a telephone, electronic communication device, or a computer with Internet access to commit an act of fraud.
Computer and Internet Fraud
Computer fraud covers a broad range of criminal activity, including hacking into a computer or computer network intending to defraud an individual or a corporation. The act of defrauding could include altering or deleting records, accessing information, or obtaining something of value. Acts of Internet fraud includes schemes related to identity theft, charitable contribution fraud, employment fraud, and investment fraud.
Anyone who produces counterfeit currency, documents, or goods also commits a type of fraud. Counterfeiting currency is a federal crime and examples include forging false birth certificates, driver’s licenses, or other essential documents. Manufacturing goods and selling them while claiming they are a name-brand item, such as selling counterfeit shoes or handbags, is also considered an act of fraud.
Credit Card Fraud
Another common form of fraud occurs when someone fraudulently obtains, uses, or forges a credit card. Credit card fraud can occur when, for example, a server obtains your credit card numbers when you pay for your restaurant bill and uses that information to make a purchase; or when a person finds your wallet and uses your cards. Additionally, hackers might gain access to your credit card information when you purchase something online or by tricking you into updating your payment information on a fake website.
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One mistake isn’t worth a lifetime of headaches. But your first Fraud Charge can really impact your criminal history, take a toll on your finances, and really hinder your employment.
Consequences of a Fraud Charge
A theft charge in Ontario is nothing to scoff at.
Whether a charge is a first, second, third, or subsequent offence, you’ll be faced with a variety of potential penalties and charges.
- Criminal Record
- Loss of job
- Loss of education if currently enrolled
- Jail time, hefty fines, and probation
- Will be difficult to immigrate and apply for citizenship
- You’ll be ineligible for certain career paths
- Won’t be able to visit certain countries
- Might have conviction reported publicly
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This is a daunting list of possible fraud consequences that you may be facing. But you’re innocent until proven guilty. Make sure to hire a competent, skilled attorney that will do everything possible to get your case and your future in line.
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Jonathan Lapid - Fraud Charge Industry Leader
Jonathan Lapid is a criminal defence lawyer and DUI expert in the GTA with over 25 years of experience. A few years ago, a Brampton police officer called Jonathan to defend him on a DUI charge. Jonathan asked him how he found him and the officer said that after asking his police friends who they lose to in court, it was Jonathan’s name that popped up again and again.
He has represented an NHL player, a Canadian Olympic athlete, police officers, lawyers, doctors, prominent senior executives, pilots and flight attendants, limousine drivers, factory workers and many other hard working Canadians.
If nothing else, this tells you that he’s built a track record others take notice of and there’s a reason why even the highest profile individuals entrust him with their cases.
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