Fraud is a crime that is taken seriously because it affects many. Faking a signature could result in a check being cashed, for example, that then empties someone’s bank account. It could be the falsification of documents that help you receive property that isn’t yours and wasn’t intended for you. You don’t hear about fraud often in Ohio, but when you do, it’s normally a fairly serious offense. Take, for example, this case involving fraud on Center Ridge Road.
An officer began investigating a situation that was occurring at a local Huntington Bank. There, a man and three others were arrested after they allegedly passed bad checks and forged signatures.
The men are also accused of falsification and misleading an officer, complicity and resisting arrest. They are accused of receiving stolen property and possessing drugs.
The men in this case haven’t faced trial or spoken out about the case as of yet, so it’s not clear if everyone who was arrested was involved or if they intentionally committed fraudulent acts.
Passing off bad checks or signing someone else’s name on a check is a quick way to get yourself into trouble with the law. If you do so and are caught, you can face charges for fraud along with any other charges that may apply to your case.
Developing a strong defense is important if you think you are being investigated or may face an arrest. Your attorney can help you by giving you more information about the charges and the possibilities that you have in front of you.