In today’s world you can open the paper and find story after story of white collar crimes including fraud and embezzlement. When the economy takes a turn for the worst peoples incentives to get involved in criminal activity go up and instead of going to the seedy underbelly of society find it they simply start taking money from their work, or devising schemes to get people to invest in their fake start-up. The byword for white collar crimes is often fraud, however, fraud by itself is not necessarily a criminal offense. The most basic definition of fraud is lying to get something of value, and that idea is ingrained into a number of Utah criminal statutes that make fraud a crime when it takes place in relation to insurance, credit cards, and other conduct.
Utah Criminal Code | Criminal Fraud Charges
Fraud charges can either be civil or criminal, if one person is alleging that another person defrauded them in something like a contract or sale of property then that will be a civil claim. A criminal claim on the other hand will be brought by the state against an individual and it will be based on a statute. Some of the possible types of criminal fraud in Utah are as follows:
- Credit Card Fraud
- Communication Fraud
- Investor Fraud
- Workman’s Comp Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
- Check Fraud
Northern Utah Criminal Defense Attorney | Layton Fraud Defense
If you are being charged with criminal fraud, no matter what type, and your charges are filed in a Northern Utah court like Ogden, Logan, or Farmington then call Ogden Criminal Defense to help defend against the charges. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to make sure your rights are protected and that you understand the entire process so you can make informed decisions about your future.