White collar crime refers to crime that is motivated by money and committed by business and government professionals. White collar crime includes a variety of charges, including embezzlement, welfare fraud, perjury, credit card fraud, and the misapplication of fiduciary property. If you have been involved with any of these crimes and need the help of a legal professional, call the Law Offices of Joe D. Gonzales.
Embezzlement is a kind of financial fraud that occurs when an individual or company dishonestly withholds assets from a person who trusted them with these assets. This can happen with any amount of money, from small transactions to very large, sophisticated schemes.
Welfare fraud is when an individual purposely gives false information about their name, financial status, employment, and situation to get more money from the government.
Perjury is the act of lying while under oath. A defendant can be found guilty of perjury if a jury could find beyond reasonable doubt from evidence presented that they knew what the question meant and gave knowingly untruthful and materially misleading answers in response.
Credit Card Fraud
Credit card fraud is when you use a fraudulent source of funds to obtain goods without paying for them. Committing credit card fraud can land you behind bars and cost you thousands of dollars in fines.
Misapplication of Fiduciary Property
Misapplication of fiduciary property occurs when a principal takes an investor’s money and uses it for an unauthorized purpose. This can include identity theft, credit card theft, check fraud, embezzlement, and more.