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Denver Fraud Lawyer

Fraud may be considered a white collar crime, but it is a criminal offense that incurs real prison sentences, long periods of probation, and significant fines. Moreover, a fraud conviction is likely to mark you as a felon for the rest of your life, which will create a roadblock at every turn you take in your future. Denver fraud lawyer Reid DeChant regularly defends clients in complex, high-stakes fraud cases and has the knowledge and expertise to mount a strategic defense against the charges that have been set against you. At DeChant Law, we pride ourselves not only on our legal prowess regarding economic crimes, but also on communicating with our clients to ensure that we meet their needs and that they are kept up to date about their situation throughout the entirety of the process.

Types of Fraud Cases We Handle

The severity of the charges against you depend on the financial impact of your alleged actions, the type of fraud you allegedly committed, and the number of fraud victims you have allegedly harmed. Fraud can, and often does, result in lengthy prison sentences. For example, identity theft is usually prosecuted as a class 4 felony, which is punishable by two to six years in state prison and up to $500,000.00 in fines. Each count of fraud (each victim) counts as an offense. As such, defrauding 20 individuals would result in 20 identity theft charges.

  • Bank fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Employment fraud
  • Federal fraud offenses
  • Healthcare fraud, including Medicare fraud
  • Identity theft scams
  • Insurance fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Securities fraud
  • Tax fraud/tax evasion
  • Wire fraud
  • Other types of corporate fraud
  • Other types of consumer fraud

Occupational Fraud

Occupational fraud or corporate fraud is an umbrella term used to describe types of fraud in which one uses their occupation to unlawfully enrich themselves or others. There are dozens of types of occupational or corporate fraud schemes. Examples of occupational fraud include falsifying expense reports, using business assets/credit cards for personal expenses, soliciting bribes or taking kickbacks, extorting funds from third parties, and overstating assets or revenues.

Consumer Fraud

Consumer fraud affects millions of Americans and generates $10 billion in losses each year, which individual consumers bear. Consumer fraud has grown so quickly in the last few years that prosecutors are under more pressure than ever to penalize consumer fraud offenders. Most forms of consumer fraud involve identity theft, which is the process of unlawfully acquiring someone’s personal information, such as their credit card information, bank account information, social security number, etc. There are countless scams that can accomplish this, with email phishing being at or close to the top of the list.

Call a Denver Fraud Lawyer Today

Fraud is a serious offense, whether committed by a doctor to defraud Medicare, or an online scammer committing identity theft with the intent of selling a victim’s credit card information to a third party. There are defenses to every fraud case. You need an attorney who is prepared to take the time to thoroughly analyze the prosecution’s case for weaknesses. Call Denver fraud lawyer Reid DeChant at DeChant law today at 720-634-6789 for a free consultation.