Bank fraud is a nonviolent yet very serious crime. It is usually committed with the intent to experience financial gain, but instead of scoring big, you can find yourself in a heap of trouble.
Bank fraud includes a variety of scenarios that are targeted at a financial institution or by impersonating a bank official. By default, the word 'fraud' means deceit of some sort.
Colorado law constitutes a fraud crime if:
- An individual or organization knowingly made a false representation of an important fact or event - The false information was believed by the victim, or the person or organization to whom the representation was made - The false representation was made with the intention that it would be acted upon - The reliance on this false information resulted in a loss of money or property for the victim
A bank fraud crime can be either passive or active, meaning the defendant could either be concealing information (passive) or falsely representing information (active). In order to build a case against you, law enforcement officials will watch your activity for months or even years. By gathering evidence for such a long period of time, when they finally make an arrest, there's a good chance that they have an excellent case against you.
If you are accused of bank fraud, call the law offices of Barker and Tolini before the details of your investigation are released to the public. We will form a rock-solid defense for you with the goal of having the charges reduced or dropped. Don't wait any longer, call us today. 719-227-0230