White Collar Crime: Credit Card Fraud
What is white collar crime?
White collar crimes are typically non-violent crimes that are motivated by financial gain. These crimes include bribery, fraud, extortion, embezzlement, and similar offenses with a common thread of fraud and/or deceit as motivation.
Credit Card Fraud
Credit card fraud is a form of identity theft. This white collar crime involves the unauthorized use of another person’s credit card or their credit card information. This is usually done with the aim of obtaining financial gain through making purchases or directly removing funds from the account of the cardholder.
Anyone who holds a credit card can be a victim of credit card fraud, as fraudsters target credit card holders regardless of age, gender, social status, nationality or any other characteristics.
Seeking legal assistance
If you are a defendant in a credit card fraud case, it is important to seek the legal advice of a Portland Maine criminal defense attorney. Fraud cases are often complex, and the associated penalties usually punitive, requiring an attorney with extensive experience.
If you have committed credit card fraud or are the target of a credit card fraud investigation, Richard S. Berne, a Maine white collar defense attorney, will guide you through the investigative process and ensure you do not incriminate yourself. When you face such charges, he will review and explain the charges and take you through the possible consequences. Richard S. Berne will also discuss the options and defenses available to you and how they can help your case.
A Maine white collar attorney can also be of assistance to victims of credit card fraud. Richard S. Berne will help you report the fraud to the relevant authorities, evaluate the circumstances of the case, and suggest remedies to ensure that your interests are protected through each step of the process.