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FRAUD

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What is Fraud?

 

Fraud is committed when one allegedly deceives, falsifies or by other fraudulent means, defrauds the public or a person of any property, money, valuable security or any service.

 

Frauds can involve a breach of trust situations involving employers, credit cards and debit cards, fraud involving contractors, and financial or other business or legal documents. The following is a list of the potential type of frauds:

  • Application
  • Bank account
  • Benefit
  • Cheque
  • Corporate
  • Doorstep
  • Employee
  • Online
  • Payment
  • Tax

As in all criminal cases, entering a plea of guilty to a fraud charge can have profoundly serious consequences and may affect your work, immigration status, reputation, family and your personal freedom.

 

Under the Criminal Code of Canada, Section 380.(1), every one who is found guilty of Fraud Over $5000 is guilty of an indictable offence that is punishable by a term of imprisonment up to fourteen years.

 

Under the Criminal Code of Canada, Section 380.(1)(b), every one who is found guilty of Fraud Under $5000 is guilty of an indictable offense that is punishable by a term of imprisonment up to two years, or in less serious cases, by an offence punishable on summary conviction.

 

Nevertheless, there are steps you must take if you are charged with Fraud.


What to do if you are charged with Fraud

 

If you are charged with a fraud-related offence, do not plead guilty before you consult with one of our lawyers. Pleading guilty will result in a criminal conviction and the consequences of such a conviction may be highly prejudicial and expensive.

 

Our firm will aggressively fight for your rights and raise every defence available to defend the allegations against you. Calvin Barry and his team have successfully represented individuals charged with various types of fraud, and fraud-related offences.

 

The Calvin Barry Professional Corporation has the resources needed to defend you regardless of the severity of the alleged fraud charge you are facing.

 

We will vigorously fight for your rights no matter the severity of charges. At Calvin Barry, you will be defended.

 

Contact us now to get a free no obligation consultation with Calvin Barry

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