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Category: Fraud

Jul 27

Off-line Fraud Crimes in Texas: Forgery Is Not Dead?

Forgery | Fraud

For most young people, the idea of fraud conjures images of elite hackers breaking into databases and then selling the data on onion networks. Back in the day though, it used to mean writing fraudulent checks or similar low tech methods.

Police in Dallas had quite a surprise recently after reports of a local bank being the victim of one of these more traditional fraud crimes. The case involves a woman suspected of cashing a stolen check using a fake Texas ID.

We’ll take a look at the specifics surrounding fraud crimes and forgery. After looking at the definitions we’ll go into the charges that these crimes can potentially carry and some potential defenses an experienced attorney may use.


Dec 14

What You Should Know About Texas Identity Theft This Holiday Season

Fraud | Identity Theft


The internet has completely changed the way we shop online. Do you know that Cyber Monday has only existed since 2005? Yet, less than two decades later, it’s nearly taken over the Thanksgiving weekend as the biggest shopping day of the year.

There is a dark side to Cyber Monday, though. In a recent Experian survey, 16% of identity theft victims said that the theft occurred online during Cyber Monday. Another quarter of respondents noted they were victims of online theft some other time during the holiday season.

Identity theft is a serious charge in the state of Texas, and it’s becoming more common across the web. Understand what identity theft is, the related criminal charges, and why [...]

Aug 9

What Texans Should Know About Healthcare Fraud

Fraud | Healthcare Fraud

Healthcare makes a lot of people in Texas grumble. Getting high-quality healthcare is not easy, and when you do get healthcare, your policy might not cover everything that you need.

Unfortunately, the healthcare industry has its own problems. Healthcare fraud is rampant throughout the United States and costs the country up to $68 billion each year.

Those numbers encourage law enforcement officers at the state and federal level to take a hardline approach in putting fraudsters behind bars.

Take three medical professionals in Houston, recently charged for racking up $16 million in fraudulent claims…

Two Texas Doctors and An Unlicensed Aid File $16 Million in Claims

That is what they are trying to do in Houston. In June 2019, two [...]

Jun 29

How Serious are Fraud Penalties in Texas?


If you have been accused of fraud, you may be wondering what your life will look like after the case ends. The fraud stories you may have seen on the news tend to involve big banks, celebrities, or corporations that deal in shady practices. They involve massive amounts of people and money, often spanning over a number of states or even countries. When a story is big enough to make the front page, it typically involves years behind bars or massive amounts of fines.

These penalties can be daunting, but they are not applicable to every fraud case. Charges related to a one-time incident of credit card fraud are not going to be tried in the same way as the [...]

Feb 7

22 Fraudulent Acts Covered Under the State Laws of Texas



Charles McAllister, the majority owner of an Austin, Texas vault was recently charged with fraud and misuse of money that customers appropriated to him to buy gold, silver, and platinum on their behalf.

In July 2015, hundreds of the investors learned that the bullion they thought they’d purchased had disappeared from two vaults in Austin. It is alleged that McAllister used the money for himself and his business — a type of fraud known as Misapplication of Fiduciary Property.

Fraud is a very serious offense in Texas, and is often prosecuted at the felony level. What exactly is it, though? What other acts are considered fraud under Texas law?

The Many Different Types of Fraud in Texas

Texas law [...]

Sep 28

How to Defend against Texas Insurance Fraud Charges

Fraud | Insurance Fraud | White Collar Crimes

After Hurricane Harvey, Texas officials will be on the lookout for insurance fraud – and for good reason. Property insurance fraud is very common after hurricanes and other natural disasters, and this drives up the premiums for property owners simply looking to protect their assets.

If you find yourself under investigation or facing charges, it is vital that you act quickly to get a knowledgeable insurance fraud lawyer. Texas takes insurance fraud very seriously, with most cases charged as either high-level misdemeanors or felonies, dependent upon the value of the claim and other circumstances surrounding the alleged fraud. If convicted you could face jail time, steep fines and a criminal record that impairs your freedom long after you’ve paid [...]

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