To steal money, you don’t necessarily have to don a mask, carry a gun, and walk into a bank. White-collar crime involves stealing money, often via computer or through accounting means. If the Federal government becomes involved, as it often does in cyber matters, the stakes suddenly become much higher. The deadlines are different. So are the sentencing guidelines. Worse yet, the penalties are often much stiffer. So if you’re charged with a federal offense, don’t delay in calling an attorney experienced in navigating the federal courts.
Defining white-collar crime.
If you use fraud or deception to acquire funds or property, you’ve committed a white collar crime. Such acts may include:
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