leifertlaw August 7, 2015 Fraud
Fleeting are the days during which the South Florida’s criminal markets were notorious purely for international drug smuggling; new reports published late last month show that crime in South Florida is an increasingly white collar, fraud-related affair. Florida in general, for instance, ranks No. 1 in the country for identity theft complaints at a rate Continue Reading..
leifertlaw July 16, 2015 Fraud
Mail fraud is a federal crime that’s been on the books for well over a century. Basically, the use of the mail system in the perpetuation of any type of scheme, whether it began in the mail, over the telephone or on the internet, constitutes mail fraud. As our Delray Beach and Hollywood criminal defense Continue Reading..
leifertlaw November 19, 2014 Fraud
One might not ordinarily associate Miami Dade College student accounts with massive identity theft/tax fraud, but recent charges filed against 18 current and former Miami Dade students purport to show that there was a major overlap between the two. South Florida played host to a scheme in which identity thieves used student educational accounts intended Continue Reading..
leifertlaw July 24, 2014 Fraud
Earlier this month, a woman in Pompano Beach was arrested for allegedly using $400 in counterfeit money to purchase a pre-paid Visa card. As our Palm Beach and Broward County criminal defense lawyers understand it, the manager at the store at which the Visa card was purchased realized that the money used for the purchase Continue Reading..
leifertlaw June 12, 2013 Fraud
The Florida Department of Children and Families is cracking down on welfare fraud, saying theft of public-assistance dollars costs the state an estimated $1.35 billion annually. The agency has just received grant funding from the state Department of Agriculture to implement a first-of-its-kind system to track and halt fraud in much the same way that Continue Reading..
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