Fraud cases can be charged as individual crimes of theft, or under an umbrella charge called Organized Scheme to Defraud. Organized Scheme to Defraud is punishable by up to thirty years.
When more than one person commits more than one theft or other crimes in an organized manner, the crimes may be prosecuted together in charge called Racketeering. Most Racketeering offenses are charged and litigated in federal court.
Possession of a false identification card when used to commit a theft of property over $5000.00 carries a three year minimum sentence. When false id is used to commit a theft over $10,000.00 the minimum sentence is five years. When false id is used to commit a theft over $20,000.00 the minimum sentence is 10 years.
Did you know?
If you didn’t intend to steal money at the time you took it, you may have a defense to these types of charges. Many contractors who have failing businesses are charged with these crimes when at the time that they collected the money, they had every intention of performing the work they contracted for.
You do not have to be in the mafia or in a gang to be charged with Racketeering.
A skilled attorney will know what witnesses are necessary for the State to prove a case involving fraudulent credit cards or other fraudulent documents. Quite often the State is unprepared to prove its case.
Teresa Williams is a former Assistant Attorney General who handled fraud prosecutions exclusively while working for the Statewide Prosecutor’s Office. Teresa Williams knows the kinds of evidence that State should have collected against you and when they don’t have enough to prove their case. Call now to schedule a free consultation with Teresa Williams to see if the State can prove the allegations against you today.