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When a person uses fraudulent means to obtain money, assets, securities, credits, or other property owned or held by a financial institution, or to obtain money from depositors by posing as a bank or other financial institution, they are committing bank fraud.
Bank fraud is not only a state crime but a serious federal crime with severe consequences that are determined under federal sentencing guidelines. If you are facing bank fraud charges you will need the representation of an experienced lawyer.
Depending on what crime you are charged with, a person who has been convicted of fraud may face incarceration, probation, fines, and/or restitution.
Types of Bank Fraud
There are several actions that are considered to be defrauding or an attempt to defraud a federally insured bank. These actions include:
- Falsifying loan or financial documents
- Making false statements
- Borrower misrepresentation
- Forging checks
- Identity theft
- Wire fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Money laundering
Contact an Experienced Parkersburg Bank Fraud Attorney
Because bank fraud can involve many unidentified subjects, span many jurisdictions, and produce few leads, it is often relegated to a low priority or ignored. Hiring an experienced bank fraud lawyer is essential in many cases.
If you live in or around the areas of Parkersburg, Charleston, or Morgantown and believe you may be a victim to bank fraud, please contact Jim Leach Attorneys at Law at 1-304-865-8530 to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced West Virginia business litigation attorney.