White Collar Crime

There are a plethora of different types of white collar crimes in the state of California. For example, white collar crimes may include forgery, bribery, embezzlement, identity theft and extortion. “White collar crime” by definition is “a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation.” These crimes are typically non-violent and conducted in order to achieve financial gain. White collar crimes in the United States have accounted for nearly $300 billion dollars itself.

Forgery

When a person has the intent to defraud an unknowing person without permission to do so, create a fictitious name, check, etc., it is constituted as fraud. This type of white collar crime is punishable as a felony by 16 months, 2 or 3 years in California state prison.

Bribery

This white collar crime is constituted by the intent to give or offer something of monetary advantage or worth. It must be given or offered to an arbitrator, judicial officer, juror etc. It is punishable by up to 2, 3 or 4 years as a felony in prison.

Embezzelement

This white collar crime is constituted as the fraudulent apprehension of property/monetary property by a person that is entrusted. If the crime involves over $400, it is deemed as a felony. If not, it is deemed as a misdemeanor.

Identity Theft

When a person knowingly obtains the identity of a person that is not their true self, it is constituted as identity theft. Identity theft is one of the largest and fastest growing criminal activities in the United States to date.

Extortion

This crime is constituted as the apprehension of property with the owner’s consent this is the result of a wrongful usage or by fear or force. The force may be in a threatening form of a person themselves or of their property as well as family members. Also, a threaten to expose information, specifically a secret, may constitute this white collar crime. Extortion is punishable in state prison by 2, 3 or 4 years.

 

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