Unemployment Insurance Fraud
Misrepresenting your employment status and claiming that you're looking for work when you aren't are examples of unemployment insurance fraud, which can result in criminal prosecutions.
Using a cell phone or a computer—or any device that sends information across state lines—in an attempt to defraud someone constitutes the federal offense of wire fraud.
Mortgage fraud occurs when someone lies, confuses, or intentionally omits important information during the mortgage application and approval process.
Health Care Fraud
Health care fraud is a crime in which someone uses lies, deceptions, or falsehoods when filing a health care claim in an effort to make a profit or to gain some type of benefit.
Money laundering is criminalized under both state and federal laws.
Learn about embezzlement in general and find state specific information on the potential penalties.
Laws on Bankruptcy Fraud
When someone who has filed for bankruptcy makes false statements, files a false claim, destroys or conceals financial records relevant to the case, or gives or takes a bribe, that person has committed criminal bankruptcy fraud, a federal crime.
If you or someone you know has been arrested, you'll want to talk to a criminal defense lawyer to ensure the case is handled properly. With very, very few exceptions, defendants should not attempt to handle their cases on their own.