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What is insurance fraud?

Insurance fraud happens when individuals make exaggerated or inaccurate insurance claims. In these instances, the person committing fraud is trying to get financial benefits for destroyed or damaged property, or for injuries, that did not occur or that the individual reported inaccurately.

4 common types of investment fraud

Investment fraud typically involves financial investments. For example, an individual selling an investment, such as a stockbroker or someone else, might misrepresent information regarding an investment that results in the investor losing money.

Bribery accusations? What constitutes a bribe?

If you're facing a bribery charge, it may have come as a surprise -- especially if you never offered money to influence someone to do you a "favor." However, bribery accusations don't always involve money. Bribery can be the acceptance or offering of anything that has value in exchange for a favor from a government or public official or employee.

Doctors and insurance fraud accusations

You thought you were going into the medical field to help people get better from their illnesses. While this is true, you've also had to wear a lot more hats. In addition to being a physician, a mental health counselor, an entrepreneur, accountant and business manager, you've also had to become familiar with health insurance law.

Were you accused of embezzlement?

The term "white collar crime" describes a host of nonviolent criminal violations that usually employ deceit for the purpose of financial gain. Often committed in a business setting, white collar criminals get their name from the traditional manner of dress at an office.

The Breathalyzer -- it's not infallable

When an officer of the pulls you over in New Jersey, he will be attentive to everything that's happening around him. He will also be alert to your state of lucidity. Officers are always on the look for driver who may be inebriated or intoxicated. In your case, perhaps the officer saw the signs of inebriation during a routine traffic stop -- like red eyes, slurred speech, or alcoholic breath. He then ask you to step out of your vehicle and perform various exams to ascertain your state of inebriation.

Embezzlement can have serious consequences in New Jersey

Embezzlement is a common white collar crime. It involves the misuse or theft of money entrusted to you by others, such as investors, or that belonged to your employer. Many innocent people have been charged with embezzlement over the course of the last few decades.

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