(Includes bank fraud, wire fraud, bribery, computer hacking, identity theft, counterfeiting, forgery, and racketeering.)

High-tech professionals, corporate executives and clergy who are criminally charged for offenses such as corporate theft, counterfeiting, embezzlement, forgery, hacking, fraud, tax evasion or bad checks are often referred to as “white collar” offenders and are prosecuted for white collar crimes. In some cases, first-time offenders are convicted and sent to prison, even with no prior criminal history. An arrest and conviction for one of these crimes can have a serious impact on your life.

In criminal law, fraud is the crime or offense of deliberately deceiving another in order to damage them – usually to obtain property or services from him or her unjustly. Fraud can be accomplished through the aid of forged documents. In the criminal law, it is called “theft by swindle,” “larceny by trick,” “larceny by fraud and deception” or something similar. Fraud can be committed through many methods including mail, wire, phone and the Internet.

If you or someone you know in Minnesota or Wisconsin needs the assistance of an experienced Minneapolis Criminal Attorney, call Robert J. Shane any time, day or night, at (866) 715-6640, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule your free consultation.