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Check Fraud, A Bit of Real Life History

By Robert Franklin  Dec. 15, 2010 10:00a

You may have seen the 2002 movie "Catch Me if You Can." What you may not have known was that this movie was based on the actual true story of a man named Frank Abagnale who was convicted of check fraud in 1969.

Prior to his arrest, Frank travelled the globe posing as various professionals including a pediatrician, college professor, airline pilot and even an attorney. He managed to pass $2.5 million dollars worth of bad checks in all 52 states in the U.S. as well as in 26 different countries. After his five year prison term, Abagnale was released on the condition that he would help federal officials combat the exact same type of crimes that he had perpetrated.

Over the past 30 years his fraud prevention programs have been utilized by over 14,000 corporations, financial institutions and law enforcement agencies. He is now considered one of the foremost authorities on secure documents and how to combat forgery and embezzlement.

Check Fraud: A White Collar Crime

Check fraud is classified as a white collar crime and carries harsh penalties. Most law enforcement agencies have units set up specifically for white collar crimes to investigate and convict those committing crimes in the financial field. You could be facing jail or prison time and a destroyed reputation if convicted.

If you have been accused of a white collar crime whether it is check fraud or something else in the West Palm Beach area, you need to contact a West Palm Beach criminal attorney as quickly as possible to defend you. At the Law Offices of Robert Franklin, we are a criminal defense law firm that handles white collar crimes. Mr. Franklin has a history of successfully defending serious white collar crime cases. He creates a defense strategy uniquely tailored to the needs of each individual client in attempts to do everything possible to maintain your freedom and rights.

Contact a West Palm Beach White Collar Crimes Lawyer in our office to have a free case evaluation.

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