There are many types of fraud, from larceny to identity theft, robbery, and more. Did you know that the many different types of fraud are very unique and many different laws dictate what happens when you are charged with each one? Let’s take a closer look at the many types of theft and how they work.
Larceny: Larceny is also known as simple theft. It is a type of crime that involves unlawfully taking something from somebody without their permission. Larceny can take place on a minor or major scale. Often times, those who commit these crimes could be facing fines, probation, jail time, and more.
Identity Theft: Personal information is getting easier to obtain, which is why identity theft is becoming a more popular crime. If you have used another person’s name, bank account, or any other personal information, you might be looking at an identity theft crime. Identity theft is very serious because it can lead to the victim losing everything.
Robbery: Using violence and threats to obtain a person’s property is known as robbery. You see robbery in the event of a bank robbery or a store robbery. Because violence is involved, you might be penalized more heavily when you engage in these types of crimes.
Fraud: This is when you deceive somebody and obtain their property in that way. Perhaps you were entrusted with certain types of property but you went and sold it or spent the money that somebody gave to you to keep safe for them. This is another way to describe the crime of embezzlement. Fraud is usually known as a type of “white collar crime,” which means that it might involve no violence and only happens during business deals. However, even though it usually doesn’t involve violent means of force, these are still serious cases.
Have you committed some type of theft and now you believe you will be suffering consequences as a result? Let us help you at the Law Office of Peter Blair. Your case matters to us, so call us today.