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Fraud and Other Financial Crimes Attorney

Embezzlement

Involves the willful or knowing use of property of another for unauthorized purposes while acting in a fiduciary capacity. For property or cash under $100k, it is a Class H felony punishable by up to 30 months in prison; for property or cash over $100k, it is a Class C felony punishable by up to 261 months in prison.

Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

The false representation of a past, existing, or future fact, or promise of future performance, that is intended to deceive and does in fact deceive another from whom money, services, or something of value is obtained. For any amount under $100k, this is punishable as a Class H felony with up to 30 months in prison; an amount over $100k is a Class C felony and punishable by up to 261 months in prison.

Forgery and Uttering

Forgery is the making, falsifying, or counterfeiting of any check, note, or warrant with the intent to injure or defraud. It is a Class I felony, punishable by up to 15 months in prison. Uttering is the attempt to pass or the passing of a forged instrument to gain or to injure another and is also a Class I felony, punishable by up to 15 months in prison.