Bombing and Terrorism Crimes in North Carolina

What Actions Constitute Terrorism in North Carolina? Terrorism, bombing and related crimes are all incredibly serious and result in very harsh penalties for those convicted. The common definition of terrorism is hotly debated, but in a legal criminal framework, its definition is more limited to relevant statutes and laws. In North Carolina, acts of terrorism…

Medicaid and Welfare Fraud

What is Medicaid and Welfare Fraud? Programs like Medicaid, Medicare, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and others exist to help people in need get more affordable access to necessary goods and services, or help people get back on their feet when they fall on tough times. There are all sorts of bureaucratic elements people have…

Debit and Credit Card Fraud

Bank and Credit Card Fraud and Related Crimes Unlawful activity involving financial transaction cards, such as debit or credit cards, are serious crimes in North Carolina. There are many ways one can commit a criminal act involving financial transaction cards, but the general rule is that they must involve fraud. Fraud is not an honest…

Insurance Fraud

What is Insurance Fraud? Insurance fraud is the crime of knowingly and intentionally deceiving an insurer or person claiming insurance with false information to obtain or deny the benefits of an insurance policy. Essentially, insurance fraud can occur when a person deceives an insurance company to obtain benefits, or an insurance company deceives policy holders…

Crimes Involving Security Interests and Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage Fraud and Other Crimes Involving Security Interests If you’re already familiar with the legal concept of fraud, it should come as no surprise that obtaining something like a mortgage fraudulently is a crime. This is because fraud is not something done by mistake, but is an act of intentional wrongful or criminal deception to…