There are many different types of fraud that are recognized in the American legal system. One type is bank fraud. Bank fraud occurs when someone uses illegal means to attempt to gain assets or money from a financial institution. This is considered to be a serious criminal offense, despite its somewhat soft sounding designation as a “white-collar” crime. There exists a common misperception that one has to be aware that they are committing a crime in order for one to take place, but this is untrue, especially in the case of bank fraud.
Actions that an individual takes might be viewed as attempting to defraud a bank, even if this is simply the result of a miscommunication or mistake. If you or someone you love has been arrested and charged with bank fraud, contact a Champaign criminal defense attorney who knows your rights and the legal system well. Call Bruno Law Offices today at (217) 328-6000 to discuss your case, free of charge. You deserve to have a skilled legal team backing you when facing such serious charges.
Forms of Bank Fraud
There are a variety of different forms that bank fraud might take. The Bank Fraud Statute under Title 18 of the U.S. Code criminalizes the following actions against a financial institution:
- Check forgery
- Check kiting
- Fund diversion
- Credit card fraud
- Non-disclosure on loan-applications
Other offenses such as bribery, passing bad checks, and money laundering are covered under a different provision.
If you have been accused of bank fraud, discuss your case with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney by contacting the Champaign criminal defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at (217) 328-6000. Call today to find out how we can help you.