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Types of White Collar Crime

Types of White Collar Crime

Ohio defense attorney Gregory S. Robey is committed to providing you with all available legal options when you are charged with a white collar crime or have already been convicted of a white collar crime. Regardless of the crime, at the Cleveland criminal law firm of Gregory Robey, we believe you have legal rights that should be acknowledged and protected.

White collar crime: definition and examples

White collar crimes are typically non-violent in nature and usually involve a level of fraudulent financial transactions or illegal record-keeping conducted by individuals within an organization. White collar crimes include these offenses:

  • Investment fraud: This type of fraud involves persuading investors to purchase or sell investments in the stock and commodity markets with the support of false information.
  • Tax fraud: This offense involves engaging in tax evasion. While tax avoidance is legal and simply involves using the tax regime to lower taxes that must be paid, tax evasion occurs when illegal means are used in efforts to not pay taxes.
  • Accounting fraud: This may involve misusing or misdirecting funds, understating expenses or the existence of liabilities, overstating revenues or the value of corporate assets, and other similar misdeeds by trusted executives of large public corporations using complex methods.
  • Forgery: This usually involves creating, adapting, or imitating documents, statistics, or objects to deceive others. Forgery may involve archaeology, art, official documents, currency, and more.
  • Identity theft: This crime involves assuming the identity of another individual to access resources and benefits that are in the name of that individual. Identity theft may be used to obtain money, credit, medical drugs, or goods and services, and it may also be used to pose as another person when approached about a crime.
  • Embezzlement: This offense occurs when an individual or multiple people dishonestly appropriate assets when they are entrusted with such assets. The assets often are financial in nature.
  • Money laundering: This involves engaging in financial transactions that generate an asset or value resulting from an illegal act and concealing the identity, source, or destination of this illegally obtained money.
  • Insider trading: This crime occurs when there is trading of company stock or security by individuals who have access to information that is confidential and not available to the public, giving them an unfair and illegal advantage over other shareholders.

Seek an experienced Cleveland criminal defense attorney

If you are a suspect in a white collar crime, have been charged with a white collar crime, or have already been convicted and wish to appeal, contact one of the Cleveland criminal attorneys at the Cleveland, Ohio Law Office of Gregory S. Robey by filling out our online form or calling 877-219-2514. All information about your case is kept strictly confidential.


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