Category: Fraud

Being a small business owner is hard work. Promoting the business, balancing the checkbook, paying the creditors, paying your employees, and more. It’s a lot to manage, but it all falls on your shoulders. 

As the “shop small” movement continues to expand, it means your life will only continue to become busier – especially in the upcoming weeks.  This is great news for you! 

The not so great news? 

One slip-up when it comes to keeping things in order could mean facing charges of credit card fraud. As a North Carolina business owner, [...]

Tax fraud occurs when an individual or business entity willfully attempts to evade or defeat paying taxes, and most cases have to do with either the assessment or the payment of taxes owed.

While nearly 17% of taxpayers don’t fully comply with the tax code and generally face minimal to no consequences, when the IRS gets a whiff of things truly gone awry, a knowledgeable North Carolina tax fraud attorney can be necessary to fight back against the serious charges of tax fraud and evasion.

In this post, from investigation to conviction, we [...]

Over the last few weeks, social security numbers, private income data, and other personal information has no doubt been flying through cyberspace at breakneck speeds as every law-abiding American citizen is scrambling to file their tax returns before the deadline.

To criminals who are digitally-inclined, tax time may seem like a goldmine for easy fraud – the countless data breaches going on all over the web, the growing landscape of unmanned filing processes, and an entire population of people who trust the system completely – nobody’s watching, right?

Wrong.

For five years running, [...]

Spending goes up around the holiday season, including credit card transactions. Unfortunately, some criminals use this opportunity to fraudulently collect others’ credit card information, which is commonly referred to as skimming.

A rash of credit card fraud was recently discovered in Union County, including several reports of suspicious, unauthorized bank transactions.

Police report that the card information was likely obtained through the use of skimmers. These devices are illicitly installed on credit card readers, and then used to collect credit card information.

As of this writing, this investigation is ongoing, and police are [...]

Fraud is a serious offense that involves obtaining property or personal information through acts of deception, theft, or coercion. Criminal fraud is typically a felony-level offense that is punishable by hefty fines and sometimes with lengthy prison sentences.

There are many different types of fraud, and in fact as technology evolves, new types and methods of fraud are cropping up all the time. However, regardless of the type of fraud, the elements of the offense are similar, and therefore the defense is often similar.

Below we cover how North Carolina defines fraud, and [...]