Bank fraud involves federal felony charges with severe penalties in the event of a conviction, even for first time offenders. If you stand accused of bank fraud it is essential to obtain the best possible legal representation. Our Attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in bank fraud cases and other complex money matters.

What is Bank Fraud?

Bank fraud can be charged anytime the prosecution believes it has uncovered a scheme to obtain money or property under the control of a bank through the use of materially false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises. Bank fraud is a federal offense with fines up to $1 million, and a maximum prison sentence of up to 30 years in prison.

The following are common forms of bank fraud:

  • Check Kiting – takes advantage of the lag time between a deposit being made into an account and the withdrawal of the corresponding funds from the other account, in order to make use of non-existent funds.
  • Check Forging – can include tampering with checks to change the name on a check, or the amount of a check. May also involve forging a signature on a blank check, or the creation of counterfeit checks drawn on the accounts of other people.
  • Fraudulent Loans – can include supplying false information to hide a poor credit history, or a business owner overstating profits in order make a risky loan appear as a solid investment. Other fraudulent loans may involve bank officers using accomplices to loan money to non-existent applicants, or forging documents to cover up a misappropriation of funds.
  • Credit Card Fraud – may involve stealing credit cards, or obtaining copies of the card information from the use of "skimming" devices or the internet.
  • Identity Theft – obtaining information about an individual, and then using that information to apply for loans, accounts and credit in that person's name.

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