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What Does It Mean to Be Charged with Unemployment Fraud in Colorado?

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Fraud | White Collar Crimes

What Does It Mean to Be Charged with Unemployment Fraud in Colorado?

A 36-year-old Fruita woman was recently accused of collecting almost $10,000 in unemployment benefits while she was, in fact, employed. The investigation began in 2017, when a random audit of one of the suspect’s employers revealed that she had been … Continue reading

6 Types of Fraud Crimes Related to Forgery in Colorado

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Fraud | White Collar Crimes

6 Types of Fraud Crimes Related to Forgery in Colorado

Undoubtedly you have heard of both fraud and forgery, and you probably know that both are illegal acts punishable by the laws of Colorado. You might not realize, though, that forgery is actually a specific type of fraud. Or that … Continue reading

White Collar Crimes Make Their Way into the Marijuana Industry

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: White Collar Crimes

White Collar Crimes Make Their Way into the Marijuana Industry

There are a lot of good things that have come from legalizing marijuana in our state. Tax money collected from the marijuana industry has been used for programs around the state. Police have been able to focus their efforts on … Continue reading

4 Things You Didn’t Know About White Collar Crimes

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: White Collar Crimes

4 Things You Didn’t Know About White Collar Crimes

What do Enron, Bernie Madoff, Charles Ponzi, Tyco International, Jack Abramoff, and WorldCom have in common? Although it might sound like the beginning of a bad joke, the men and companies on this list have all been involved in white … Continue reading

Changes to the Way White Collar Crimes are Punished

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Fraud | White Collar Crimes

Changes to the Way White Collar Crimes are Punished

White collar sentencing guidelines in the US could use some work. For a perfect example of the incompetence and ineffectiveness of our sentencing laws, take a look at the case of Norman Schmidt.  Schmidt was sentenced to a staggering 330-year … Continue reading

5 Internet Behaviors That Could Be Considered Cyber Crimes

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Internet Crimes | White Collar Crimes

5 Internet Behaviors That Could Be Considered Cyber Crimes

The advent of the internet has brought a new type of criminal offence—cybercrimes.  Though the government was somewhat slow to recognize the spread of this type of crime, repeated incidents and disasters have heightened awareness and law enforcement agencies are … Continue reading

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Return Fraud—A Serious Crime with Serious Punishments

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Fraud | White Collar Crimes

Return Fraud—A Serious Crime with Serious Punishments

Since the holiday season is indisputably the busiest time of year for many retailers, it would seem that many store owners should get to sit back and relax now that the season is coming to an end. Unfortunately, that’s not … Continue reading

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