At Fawne Crabtree Attorney at Law, our Chico fraud attorney has over a decade of experience helping those who have been accused of, or charged with, fraud. When under investigation for fraud, your freedom and your future could be in danger. As your representative, the lawyer at our firm will work relentlessly to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed completely.
When Theft Is Fraud
Fraud is a form of theft, whereby an individual carries out an act of stealing through trickery, artifice, or some other device. Under California Penal Code 484, any person who uses deceit to obtain possession of money, labor, or real personal property is guilty of fraud.
It is important to realize that fraud crimes are sometimes treated more harshly than other acts of theft, such as shoplifting and burglary. This is due to the violation of trust that is committed in an act of fraud.
Common types of fraud in California include:
- Identity theft
- Credit card fraud
- False billing
- Insurance fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Employment fraud
- False advertising
- Healthcare fraud
- Real estate fraud
- Welfare fraud
- Tax fraud
- Bank Fraud
- Workers’ compensation fraud
- Public assistance fraud
- Internet fraud
Whatever type of fraud you have been charged with, you will need an experienced fraud defense lawyer on your side to defend your rights.
Contact Our Dedicated Fraud Defense Team Today
When you work with our Chico fraud lawyer, you will have the backing of our experience in the complex area of criminal law. You will also benefit from our accumulated skills and resources to effectively investigate your case and the charges brought against you.
Affordable flat rate fees for all criminal defense services
Thorough, competent & compassionate legal services
Free 30-minute consultations for potential clients
Attentive personal attention shown to each client
Over a decade of experience protecting the rights of the accused
The capability of a large firm & the dedication of a small firm