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One of the most common types of white-collar crimes that make mainstream news is fraud. Fraud is broadly defined as an intentional act intended to unlawfully gain or deny someone a right. There are many types of fraud that can impact victims in a wide variety of ways.

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Honeychurch & Boyd, Attorneys at Law

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Attorney Peter M. Liss

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38 years in practice
Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes, DUI Law, Expungement, Fraud
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Attorneys of Idaho

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Harmful Deceptions

There are three factors that go into any fraud charge: a purposeful deception, an intent to deprive a victim of something, and actual loss suffered as a result of the allegedly fraudulent activity. Some common types of fraud include identity theft, insurance fraud, medicare fraud, and tax evasion.

Identity Theft

Identity theft involves the use of personally identifying information to wrongfully claim benefits that the individual is not entitled to. Someone who commits identity theft could use a stolen social security number to claim someone else’s tax return, a wrongfully obtained health insurance number to send fake bills to the insurer, or personal information to claim unemployment benefits. Another prominent example of identity theft is stealing personal information in order to open up and overcharge credit cards in someone else’s name.

Insurance Fraud

There are many ways to commit insurance fraud. One example often showcased in cinema is intentionally committing arson in order to claim a building’s insurance money. However, insurance fraud can also include filing a false claim with an insurer such as staging a vehicle crash or theft in order to acquire an insurance payout. In all examples, the perpetrator is using deception to acquire insurance payouts that they are not actually entitled to.

Medicare Fraud

Medicare fraud can function on the individual or organizational levels. For example, when an organization that accepts medicare funds overcharges a patient on medicare, uses more medication than is medically effective, or prescribes overly expensive medications, that is medicare fraud. Medicare fraud is unique in that the victim of the fraud is not an individual or a company, but instead it is the U.S. government.

Tax Evasion

Another famous example of fraud, tax evasion refers to any deceptive practices performed while filing federal or state taxes. This also includes individuals who do not file their taxes. If someone fails to disclose income, whether it’s a hedge fund hiding assets or a server not reporting cash tips, that person has committed tax evasion. Additionally, when individuals or organizations take exemptions or deductions that they don’t actually qualify for, that is also tax evasion.

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Fraud Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is fraud?

The criminal wrong of fraud is defined as an intentionally deceptive action designed to allow someone to unlawfully gain or deny a right to a victim. In order to be found guilty of fraud, it must be shown that there was a purposeful deception, an intent to deprive a victim of something, and the victim has suffered an actual loss as a result of the allegedly fraudulent activity.

2. What are types of frauds?

There are a number of types of fraud that can be perpetrated by an individual. Some common examples of fraud include mail and wire fraud, insurance fraud, tax evasion, identity theft, and medicare fraud. Some types of fraud, such as identity theft, are more often associated with an individual while other types, like medicare fraud, are perpetrated by entire organizations.

3. Is fraud a felony?

Fraud can be charged as either a misdemeanor, a felony, or even a civil wrong. In general, the more money or assets wrongfully diverted from the proper destination, the more serious the charges. When a fraud shifts from a misdemeanor to a felony varies by state. Fraud charges can result in prison sentences, restitution orders, or fines.

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