Sindel Noble

Providing Legal Help When You Need It Most

White collar crimes can lead to very serious legal action

White collar crimes are non-violent crimes that usually have to do with money. Some common examples include forgery, identity theft, money laundering, fraud and embezzlement. Often, these crimes are committed by people in executive positions, but one doesn't have to be an executive to face allegations of white collar crime.

Forgery is signing another person's name without that person's consent. It can involve a check, a contract or even just a letter. It is never a good idea to sign someone else's name on anything.

Identity theft involves using personal information from someone other than yourself. This can be a Social Security number, name or birthday. In most cases, identity theft is done to gain credit or access cash. It is possible that this crime happens in conjunction with others, such as forgery.

Money laundering means that you try to "clean up" money that was earned illegally by funneling it through legal means. For example, you might try to launder money obtained through gang activity by running it through the accounts of a nightclub.

Fraud charges can be levied when you aren't fully honest on income tax returns, mortgages or other financial documents. When you fill out any applications or financial documents, you must be sure that everything you say is completely accurate.

Embezzlement involves diverting money that isn't yours out of a business into an account that you control. Anyone with access to a company's financial accounts could potentially commit this crime.

It is sometimes possible to commit a white collar crime without realizing it. If you are in this position, don't try to cover anything up. In many cases, the cover-up is more problematic than the crime itself.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
    • Richard H.Sindel | Best Lawyers In America | Best Lawyers - 2016
    • Richard H. Sindel | America's Most Honored Professionals | 2015
    • Top Attorneys in Missouri & Kansas | 2014 | Richard H. Sindel
    • Top Attorneys in Missouri & Kansas | 2013 | Richard H. Sindel
    • Super Lawyers
    • AV Peer Review Rated. Highest Rating For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
    • Richard H. Sindel | Best Lawyers | Lawyer of the year | 2011 | Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar St.Louis
    • MATA - Helping To Balance The Scales Of Justice
    • Member of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Member of the National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers
    • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • U.S.News| Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | 2010
    • Charles M. Shaw Award
    • Bar Register Preeminent Lawyers
    • The Missouri Bar
    • Top Listed in Best Lawyers | The world's premier Guide
Email Us For A Response

How Can We Help?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy