Fraud Crimes in Florida
White collar crimes often include allegations of fraud under a variety of circumstances. If you are under investigation for fraud then contact a criminal defense attorney to discuss the case BEFORE you speak to any law enforcement officer or investigator.
Fraud cases can be prosecuted at the state or federal level. At the state level, Chapter 817, F.S., prohibits and punishes various fraudulent acts or practices.
In general terms, fraud is the willful act of misrepresenting the truth to someone or concealing an important fact from them for the purpose of inducing that person to act to that other person’s detriment.
Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer at the Sammis Law Firm, P.A., to discuss your case. We represent clients charged with fraud throughout Tampa and Hillsborough County, FL.
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Types of Fraud Crimes
The types of fraud cases reported to law enforcement can cover a variety of circumstances. Examples of fraud crimes prosecuted in Florida include:
- Personal injury protection fraud;
- Credit card fraud;
- Corporate fraud;
- Insurance fraud;
- Workers’ compensation fraud;
- Motor Vehicle fraud;
- Application fraud;
- Licensee fraud;
- Homeowners insurance fraud;
- Healthcare fraud;
- Commercial banking and securities fraud;
- Duplicate entries fraud;
- Arson for profit;
- Defrauding an Insurance Company in an Arson Case;
- Financial fraud investigations;
- Disability fraud;
- Unauthorized entities fraud;
- Life insurance fraud;
- Marine fraud;
- Identity theft fraud;
- Warranty fraud;
- Mortgage Fraud;
- Non-insurance fraud; and
- Title fraud.
Contact our attorneys to learn more about examples of fraud crimes typically prosecuted in Florida at the state and federal level.
If you are under investigation for any type of white collar crime including fraud then contact an experienced attorney at Sammis Law Firm. We fight aggressively to protect our clients from these serious allegations.
FDLE’s Fraud Crime Data – Visit the website of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to find the Florida Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) program definitions for fraud including the following categories: false pretenses, swindling, credit card fraud, ATM fraud, impersonation, identity theft, welfare fraud, and wire fraud. In 2018, there wree a total of 11,219 arrests for Fraud reported to the Florida UCR program including 401 charges for juveniles and 10,818 charges for adults.
This article was last updated on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.