Category: Fraud

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 [...]

Under North Carolina law, an insurance fraud conviction can result in steep fines and jail time. However, not every charge results in a conviction. In this post, we’ll talk about the law, associated penalties, and how a skilled lawyer can help you fight your charges.

Let’s start by taking a look at the case of an Ahoskie woman who was recently charged with insurance fraud.

Fraud Charges Filed

On January 25, a summons was served to Heaven Symone Lassiter, 23, who was charged with providing false information and solicitation to obtain property by [...]

We know about all different types of fraud: insurance fraud, credit card fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, mortgage fraud – the list goes on and on.

What you might not know much about, however, is marriage fraud. It’s just not something we hear much about in North Carolina. Until recently, that is.

On June 21, the FBI arrested 7 of 12 people involved in a marriage fraud ring out of Swain and Jackson counties. The couples are being accused of fake marriages in order to evade immigration laws here in the United States.[...]

Listen to the news and you’ll hear a lot of seemingly different illegal activities described as fraud. Sometimes, it may seem like just about anything that involves stealing is labeled fraud, and that new types of fraud are being invented every day.

This isn’t completely untrue, especially with the ever-evolving array of new technologies that we use to aid us in our daily lives. As technology and communication methods change, methods of fraud constantly change as well. To better understand fraud charges, you have to understand what constitutes fraud and how it is [...]