New Jersey fraud crime is a broad category and includes both minor and serious offenses. “Fraud” is defined as any time an individual or business intentionally or deliberately misrepresents a fact or deceives another for his/her personal gain.
Fraud crimes include:
- Credit card fraud
- Identity theft
- Illegal gambling
- Tax fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Other white collar crimes
Penalties attached to fraud vary depending on the nature of the crime, the number of people affected and the amount of money involved. Penalties may include:
- Jail time
- Large fines
In addition to facing potentially stiff penalties, accusations of fraud may affect your reputation. The stigma associated with fraud can be longer lasting and more devastating than court imposed penalties.
Attorney Tara Breslow has years of experience handling all ranges of fraud claims throughout New Jersey, including Monmouth County, Ocean County, Middlesex County and Union County. She understands the effect fraud claims can have on individuals and businesses and the need for a quick, aggressive and knowledgeable defense.
It is crucial that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately to defend yourself against allegations of fraud and to protect one of your most valuable assets, your reputation.