Fraud

Akron Fraud Defense Lawyer

Fraud is a broad term that refers to various types of criminal activity. Laws against fraud can be found under Ohio Revised Code (ORC) § 2913.01. This offense can be understood as a dishonest calculation made for advancement and a false representation of a factual matter to deceive another individual. Certain elements must be proven for fraud to be charged.

It must be shown that the defendant's actions involved:

  • A false statement of a factual matter
  • Knowledge that the statement is false
  • Intent to deceive the alleged victim
  • Justifiable reliance by the victim
  • Injury as a result to the alleged victim

 

Fraud can affect many professionals who are accused of this crime. Whether you are targeted as an individual or as a corporate entity, you can secure the representation of my firm. As your Akron fraud attorney, I can thoroughly investigate your case and offer criminal defense against all allegations of fraud.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FRAUD?

If you have been contacted by a law enforcement officer regarding fraudulent charges against you, my firm can provide you with the information you need to pursue an effective result. At Christopher G. Thomarios, Esq. LLC, I can defend you against the harsh consequences that can result with a conviction. Following are summaries of common fraud charges which can damage your case if not properly handled.

What is Wire Fraud?

Wire fraud is the use of electronic media to commit a criminally fraudulent action. Common sources of wire fraud include wire transfers, telephone calls, emails, and text messages. Wire fraud is codified in 18 U.S. C. § 1343 as having devised a scheme to defraud for the obtainment of money or property by transmitting through wire, radio, or television communication.

Mail Fraud 
Use of the United States Mail Service to further a scheme to defraud is called wire fraud. This offense is discussed in 18 U.S. C. § 1341 and refers to devising a scheme to obtain an asset through "fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises."

Mortgage and Bank Fraud 
Common types of mortgage and bank fraud are Ponzi Schemes, false documents, and forged signatures. Many mortgage and bank fraud schemes involve a misrepresentation, omission, or misstatement. Bank fraud is the act of pursuing money or another asset that is held by a financial institution.


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