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Employee theft: Stealing office supplies is still embezzlement

Embezzlement is a type of employee theft that companies and agencies regularly experience. Many embezzlers don't even see themselves as guilty of anything, let alone something that sounds so bluntly wrong, like "theft." That's because many office embezzlers go for the same items so often it's become a television trope — they steal office supplies.

Federal fraud and identity theft conviction for postal worker

When you are waiting on something to come through the mail, you expect that it will be delivered quickly. You probably don't think that your mail is going to be stolen and destroyed; however, this is exactly what happened in upstate New York.

Your career can suffer with white collar criminal charges

White collar crimes can land you in prison, but that isn't the only thing that can happen with these. One of the effects of a white collar crime charges is that your employment might be impacted. In fact, this negative effect can go far beyond just your current employer. Your entire career might be affected.

Know where to place your focus in a white collar crime defense

White collar crimes can threaten your career. Many careers involve having to be trustworthy and filled with integrity. For this reason, people who are facing white collar crime charges need to work hard on their defense to try to protect their career.

Learn about defense options for white collar crimes

White collar crimes come either from intentional actions that a person performed that he or she knew were illegal or from actions that the person didn't know were illegal when he or she did them. No matter which one of these instances your case falls under, you have the right to present a defense against the charges.

Know your options for a white collar crime defense

We recently discussed identity theft and how this white collar crime can be rather complex to defend against if the prosecution opts to pursue charges. The fact of the matter is that all white collar crimes have the possibility of being very complex. For this reason, you should make sure that you take the time to go through the possible defense points that might help you to defend against the charges.

Identity theft crimes often come with ample evidence

There are a number of different type of fraudulent acts that can occur. One of these is identity theft. This is a criminal act on the federal level, as well as the state level. In a nutshell, identity theft occurs when one person uses another person's information for financial or any other gain without the other person's permission.

Understanding tax fraud

In the United States, tax law can be incredibly difficult to understand. That is because while the country has a number of laws on the books that punish people for attempting to evade taxes through fraudulent means, it remains perfectly legal to attempt to avoid taxes by structuring your business ventures in ways that make use of the various safe havens and incentives in the law. The line between the two activities can often seem unclear, though, so it can be helpful to know exactly where the IRS draws the line if you are going to be responsible for business taxes.

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