False Pretense Fraud
When a person obtains money, goods, or even services by any false pretense with the intent to cheat or defraud another person, he or she can be charged with fraud.
Fraud can involve many different elements and be involved in many types of crimes. Some common examples of fraud include:
- Defrauding creditors by removing collateral money or property
- Fraudulent real estate transactions such as selling the same property more than once when the seller has nothing left to sell.
- Obtaining signatures on documents by some false pretense
- Fraudulently selling or transferring property that one does not own
- Using debit cards, credit cards, or passing checks in order to obtain money from another person’s bank account.
- Accepting money for a job or labor that will never be performed
- Collecting rent for a property that is not actually available to the tenant
These are just some common examples of conduct that can result in a fraud charge in Nevada. Depending on the value of the fraud involved, you may be facing misdemeanor or felony charges. In cases involving money, goods, or services valued at less than $650, a person would be convicted of a misdemeanor and face up to six months of jail and/or fines up to $1,000 plus payment of full restitution to the victim. In cases involving money, goods, or services valued at more than $650, a person would be convicted of a felony and can face up to six years in prison, fines up to $10,000 and payment of full restitution to the victim.
If you or someone that you know has been charged with fraud, or other related charges, don’t wait to hire a skilled and experienced attorney who can help you. The attorneys at The Wright Law Group has more than 25 years of experience and we understand that there are always two sides to a story. We want to hear from you so we can help build an effective defense for your case. Call us now at (702) 405-0001 to arrange a consultation.