What Is White-Collar Crimes?
There are numerous crimes that are classified as “white-collar crime.”
The setting for these crimes is usually a place of business or corporate environment.
This type of crime can occur in any sized company and generally involves people in some sort of authoritative role.
Most of these crimes involve financial crimes, often fraud charges. Sometimes the crimes involve public funds.
A few examples include:
- Identity theft
- Accounting fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Investment fraud
- Wire fraud
- Mail fraud
- Health care fraud
This category of crime is generally committed over a period of time. Because the evidence of a crime may not be clear at the onset, the investigations of these crimes are also generally carried out over a period of time before an arrest is made.
If you are under suspicion for a white-collar crime or are under an ongoing investigation, a Dayton criminal defense lawyer can be consulted to ensure that your rights are being protected during the investigation.