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When Is Check Fraud a Felony?

Sep 14, 2020 in Fraud, Legal Blog

Fraud refers to any time you purposefully deceive someone for financial gain. Check fraud is specificaly using checks to commit the fraud. Some common types of check fraud are: Forgery – Signing a check without authorization or endorsing a check not payable Theft – Stealing…

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5 Ways to Defend Against Fraud Charges

Jul 22, 2020 in Criminal Defense, Fraud, Legal Blog

Fraus is a serious crim in Indiana, and the penalties are harsh. However, mistakes and misunderstandings lead to fraud charges all of the time. Remember, an accusation is not a conviction, and there ways to help your case. Most require working with an experienced Indianapolis…

Probation Violation Resolved with Restitution

Apr 08, 2020 in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Fraud

A 48-year-old construction worker who was already serving a suspended sentence for welfare fraud contacted attorney Hessler when he was charged with violating the terms of his probation. He was accused of failing to repay several thousand dollars in restitution and a conviction would send…

Five Welfare Fraud Felonies Dismissed

Jun 21, 2019 in Case Results, Felony Charges, Fraud

A 35-year-old secretary was charged with a Level 6 felony for welfare fraud, Level 6 felony theft, and three Level 6 felonies for perjury. She faced up to six years in jail. Her child had been in and out of various state-run placement facilities. During…