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3 of the most common types of white collar crime

White collar crime is named "white collar" because it's usually committed by professionals who are working in an office setting. These professionals, who may be in charge of vast sums of money, could be accused of stealing some of that money -- which would be one form of white collar crime: Embezzlement. In other situation, someone could be accused of white collar crimes related to fraud, investment scams, insurance violations and more.

Indictments grow substantially in Northern Ohio

In Cleveland, federal prosecutors are boasting over their record number of indictments in 2018. The U.S. Attorney's Office has shown a marked increase in the number of indictments, growing from 959 people between October 2017 and Sept. 30, 2018. That's an increase of 50 percent over the previous fiscal year. This is the highest number of indictments in over a decade.

Governmental investigation: Even officials face charges for fraud

White collar crimes are generally nonviolent crimes that include political corruption, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, money laundering, securities fraud and other forms. White collar crimes can destroy a company's name, negatively impact families and result in billions of dollars of losses for investors.

What exactly is bribery?

If you work in the government or are someone of influence, then you have to beware of accepting anything that could be seen as a bribe. Bribery is when a person accepts anything of value in exchange for influence. For example, a person who wants a mayor to pass an ordinance in their city may buy the mayor's high-school graduate a new car or help them get a high-paying job at a young age.

Embezzlement: Develop a strong defense

Embezzlement might not seem like it's hurting anything or anyone when you're doing it. Taking a small amount of money from a cash register each day and manipulating the data to show that nothing is missing is a good, simple example. The problem is that even if no one gets hurt, it's still a crime.

Several consequences to committing mortgage fraud

Mortgage fraud is one of the most complex forms of fraud, and its prevalence has only increased since the housing market crashed in 2008 - scrutinizing new transactions and investigating past ones. It's important to comprehend what mortgage fraud is and what the penalties are to avoid any issues.

Don't commit a white collar crime on accident

You may not think it's possible to accidentally violate the law with a white collar crime, but you'd be surprised. There are plenty of people in the world who commit crimes intentionally, but the reality is that some end up committing crimes unintentionally or because their workplace actually encourages it.

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