Embezzlement is a type of theft or fraud. Typically, someone steals from their workplace and then attempts to cover it up. For instance, someone in accounting may be able to reroute $100,000 to their own bank account every year and then doctor the books to make the money "disappear." The goal is more than simple theft. The goal is to have the crime fly under the radar so that no one knows it even happened.
White collar crime is a diverse legal category that covers a lot of different types of criminal activities. These activities are generally performed by "professionals" who work in offices and deal with insurance, accounting, medical billing and other financial matters. Here are three different types of white collar crimes with their meanings:
One of the most common types of white collar crimes is that of embezzlement. Embezzlement occurs when a person entrusted with funds or other assets commits the theft of that money. This crime is most often committed in the corporate world. To take it one step further, accounting embezzlement is when the numbers are changed to hide the fact that money has been taken.
Computer crimes are incredibly common these days and continue to expand in depth as more and more ideas hit the web. Those who have access to computers and a connection to the internet can commit a host of different computer crimes in Orlando. Let's take a look at some of the most common defenses to computer crime charges in the event you ever face these charges.
Credit cards are an important part of everyday life in Orlando. People use them to purchase just about any product or service they desire. These cards are used so often that they become easy prey for thieves and fraudsters. So, how do you best protect yourself against credit card fraud?
Today's digital world makes it much easier for criminals to steal various facets of your personal information. With so much done on the internet criminals have new ways to prey on victims. Paying bills online, ordering food online, shopping online and social media accounts can all be hacked, leading to your personal information being stolen. Here's how you can protect your identity so it is not stolen by criminals in Orlando.
The internet has been around for a couple of decades now and people are finding different ways to take advantage of it. By "taking advantage of it," we mean the many ways people can commit different crimes using the internet. There is a long list of internet crimes that are recognized by different law enforcement agencies in Florida and across the country. Let's take a look at some of those crimes in this post.
Technology continues to change at an incredible pace. Since the internet was invented, we've seen a major shift in the way businesses, schools, the emergency services and individuals operate. As technology continues to adapt and change to our lives, so too does the criminal code that regulates it. This code is known as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), which was enacted in 1986.
Mortgage fraud is a very serious offense that can result in severe financial penalties even criminal charges. If you or someone you love faces mortgage fraud charges, or suspect you may soon, it is important to fully understand which laws you potentially violated so that you can build a strong defense and clear up the matter as soon as possible.
Identity theft is one of the more serious crimes out there. Too often people find that their identities have been stolen. Sometimes, they learn that it was perpetrated by someone they know. It can be overwhelming to hear of all the data breaches on the news, but there are ways you can protect yourself. Let's take a look at the laws on the books and the penalties associated with identity theft in Florida.