Forgery is a serious white collar crime that can result in a lengthy prison sentence or very large fines if convicted. An individual can face criminal charges for forgery if, with the intent to defraud, the individual commits one or more of the following acts: Falsely makes, completes, or alters a written instrument Knowingly holds a forged instrument in their possession Offers or presents a forged item or a forged item containing false information, regardless of whether or not that item is accepted According to ARS 13-2002, forgery is a class 4 felony. In cases where a forged instrument is
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Under Arizona law and Federal law, fraud is considered to be one of the most serious types of white collar criminal offenses. The act of fraud occurs when an individual acquires money or property by deceiving another individual. Instances of fraud are generally classified according to the nature of the offense. The following list includes some of the most common types of fraud crimes committed by individuals in Arizona: Bank fraud Credit card fraud Identity theft Insurance fraud Mail fraud Mortgage fraud Securities fraud and insider trading Wire fraud If you’ve been accused of fraud in Arizona court or Federal
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