Disability fraud is not a very common form of crime. The system is very slow and the amount of benefits relatively low for the amount of effort someone would need to invest to perpetuate a successful fraud. That could include falsifying medical records, committing for months or even years to acting out an exaggerated display of symptoms and much more. The amount of work hardly seems worth it, given the meager benefits many people receive through disability programs.
Security fraud is a simple crime, but the regulations and penalties can be extremely complex. It is important, therefore, to try and grasp all aspects if you have found yourself being accused of committing such a crime.
Over the last few years, rates of mortgage fraud at both big and smaller banks and mortgage companies in Canada has been increasing. Standard & Poor's, a trusted financial services company that analyzes markets, bonds and stocks, has called attention to signs of mortgage fraud in Canada. Specifically, the organization notes that mortgage fraud may have risen by as much as 52 percent since 2013.
Tax evasion and tax fraud are two of the more serious types of white collar crimes. While you may assume you're doing nothing more than bending the rules, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may not feel the same way.
It's highly doubtful that anyone involved in the creation of the Constitution or the Second Amendment would have any way of knowing the challenges modern society faces. That fact is clear in the constantly waging social battle over gun control and gun ownership laws.
Addiction to potentially deadly drugs has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. 2016 is the first year on record where the number of drug overdose deaths exceeded gun fatalities. Although data isn't in for 2017, there's little doubt the death toll will surpass that of 2016. States, communities and even national health organizations keep trying to address this ever-spreading issue with little luck.
Living in the United States and being a fan of marijuana isn't easy right now. Some states are making the product legal, while others are cracking down on keeping it off the streets. With the legalization of medical marijuana in some places and not in others, the decriminalization of marijuana in some states and not others, and overall changing laws, it's hard to keep track of what you can or can't do.
Thanks to a large population, including a high number of aging and retired residents, Florida sees a higher than average amount of fraud cases. In fact, as recently as 2015, Florida had the highest rate of fraud risk among all fifty states. Those figures deal with identity theft and similar kinds of interpersonal fraud, but Florida has seen much more organized and complex forms of fraud as well.
When a person gets his or her first DUI, it may be a fluke. First offenses are treated fairly lightly, and although they're penalized, people may walk away without spending time in prison or paying extreme fines. That's not the case when it's your third offense.
White collar crime charges are difficult to face, no matter what field you work in or what the charges allege. Depending on the nature of the charges and your particular career, you may suffer significant challenges in your professional life even if the charges do not stick.