Fraud Charges  

Types of Fraud

Facing Fraud Charges? Get Expert Legal Defense.

Internet Fraud Lawyer If you are facing fraud charges, it is crucial to have a skilled criminal lawyer by your side. Kaley Hepburn, with more than 10 years of experience, specializes in fraud cases. She has and continues to represent clients in Hamilton, Brantford, Burlington, Oakville, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, and other areas in Ontario.

Being convicted of fraud can have serious consequences on various aspects of your life, including employment, immigration status, reputation, family, and freedom. Fraud is considered a white-collar crime and can result in severe penalties, depending on the circumstances.

Understanding Fraud

Fraud involves intentional deception with the aim of gaining financial or personal benefits at the expense of another person or entity. It can cause harm and is considered a property offense. Different types of fraud exist, each carrying separate legal consequences. If the fraudulent activity spans an extended period or involves multiple instances, you may face multiple counts of fraud.

The $5000 Threshold

Fraud charges can be categorized into two types based on the value of the amount alleged to have been defrauded.

1. Fraud Under $5000: This offense is considered a "hybrid" offense, allowing the Crown to proceed either by summary conviction or by indictment for more serious cases. The maximum punishment depends on how the Crown proceeds, and it applies when the value of the alleged fraud is below $5000.

2. Fraud Over $5000: This offense is strictly indictable. It applies when the value of the alleged fraud exceeds $5000 or involves testamentary instruments like wills. Fraud over $5000 carries heavier penalties, and a conviction may result in up to 14 years in prison.

Penalties for multiple counts of fraud may be much more serious.

Types of Fraud

There are various types of fraud, including credit card fraud, healthcare fraud, insurance fraud, internet fraud, mail fraud, public assistance fraud, and securities fraud. Each type of fraud has its own intricacies and legal implications. 

Don't Become a Scapegoat

In complex cases involving significant financial loss or intricate transactions, individuals often seek someone to blame. Kaley Hepburn understands the difference between an honest mistake and a criminal act. She will ensure you are not unjustly blamed for fraud.

It is crucial to avoid speaking to authorities without a lawyer present. Contact Kaley Hepburn at (289) 780-1060 to arrange a confidential consultation about your case.

Kaley Hepburn has extensive experience defending fraud-related charges and understands the complexities involved. Her expertise and successful track record can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case, potentially helping you stay in Canada, avoid jail, or prevent a criminal record. She is committed to providing you with the best defense possible and understands that people can make regrettable decisions during challenging times.

If you are facing fraud charges, trust Kaley Hepburn to handle your case effectively and strive for the best possible outcome.


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