Criminal Defense: Types of Fraud

Nov 01, 2018


If you commit fraud, you are attempting to deceive someone, usually for money. You may also be providing false information to the public or the government.


Since fraud is such a general term, there are many types of fraud that you can be accused of. Some of the most common types that we see in Fresno include:


Insurance Fraud


If you commit insurance fraud, you opened up a fake claim in order to get money from your insurance company. This can be against your homeowner's insurance, car insurance, or anything else that you have insured.


Since the insurance companies worry about their bottom line, they investigate every claim that is made before they pay up. Anytime that you open up a claim, you should expect a lengthy inquiry.


Federal Bankruptcy Fraud


Bankruptcy fraud occurs when you conceal assets when you file for bankruptcy. Anytime that you transfer assets or money to another person before filing for bankruptcy, you may be accused of fraud.


This is a serious charge and you will likely face federal charges.


Real Estate Fraud


There are many different ways that you can commit real estate fraud. Some of these include:

·  Taking out a loan for real estate with no intention of paying it back could get you in trouble for fraud.

·  Real estate investors sometimes embezzle funds instead of investing them like they should.

·  Some people try to rent or sell properties that they don't even own.

·  Mortgage fraud involves trying to get a loan using someone else's information. Some people even go as far as faking documents so that they get approved for a loan.

If you have been accused of fraud in Fresno, you are going to need an experienced lawyer to help you through this difficult time. We would be glad to discuss your case with you, along with your options so that you can decide how you want to proceed. Contact us for a free consultation.

Category: Criminal Defense

Michael Mitchell


Michael Mitchell is a Fresno attorney who practices in the areas of DUI, personal injury & criminal law. Visit his Google+ profile.