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…

Is Writing a Bad Check a Crime in North Carolina?

Is Writing a Bad Check a Crime in North Carolina? You probably encountered “bad” (worthless or fraudulent) checks, perhaps even fallen victim to a bad check scam, or know somebody who has. Typically, these scams involve drafting a check that is intentionally false, whether it’s because the banking institution, account, or another other piece of…