Fraud - Forgery, False Pretenses or Embezzlement
Forgery is the making of a false writing (or altering a writing to make it false) with the intent to defraud.
False Pretenses is the obtaining of title to the property of another, by an intentional and knowing false statement of existing or past fact, with the intent to defraud.
Embezzlement is the fraudulent conversion to their own use of the personal property of another by a person in lawful possession of that property.
These definitions carry special legal meaning. Defenses will be available depending on the facts. You need a skilled attorney to analyze the facts and law of your case. Shaffer Cormell has over 28 years experience. He will provide the proper factual and legal analysis and representation in Court that you need.
If the State has charged you with Fraud you should immediately exercise your Fifth Amendment Miranda Rights and Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel by remaining silent, cease all communication with the police, and call the