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MICHIGAN FRAUD LAW


If you are under investigation for fraud or have been charged with fraud, your first step should be hiring the best legal representation possible. It is vitally important that you contact an attorney before making any statements. You may unwittingly say something that could harm your defense.

has represented clients in all facets of a criminal case from investigation to trial. Involving Mr. Buehner early in the process has helped many clients avoid prosecutions altogether. If you think you are being investigated or you have already been charged, give Mr. Buehner a call for a free phone consultation at (248) 865-9640 or fill out the Free Contact form below.

The term 'fraud' encompasses a wide range of crimes involving the acquisition or attempted acquisition of property, income, rights or legal privilege by means of willful false statement, false representation or impersonation, or by any scheme contrived to misrepresent true circumstances. Some charges involving fraud include

Credit Card Fraud

There is long list of prohibited fraudulent activity relating to credit cards including stealing a credit card, using a canceled credit card, and altering a credit card. The punishment can be harsh including up to 4 years imprisonment, fines and restitution. Additionally, enhanced sentences can be imposed based upon other acts relating to the offense and/or prior criminal history.

Stealing, taking, or removing financial transaction device; possession of fraudulent or altered financial transaction device.

(1) A person who steals knowingly takes, or knowingly removes a financial transaction device from the person or possession of a deviceholder, or who knowingly retains, knowingly possesses, knowingly secretes, or knowingly uses a financial transaction device without the consent of the deviceholder, is guilty of a felony.

(2) A person who knowingly possesses a fraudulent or altered financial transaction device is guilty of a felony.

Possession or control of another's financial transaction device with intent to use, deliver, circulate, or sell.

A person who has in his or her possession, or under his or her control, or who receives from another person a financial transaction device with the intent to use, deliver, circulate, or sell the financial transaction device, or to permit, cause, or procure the financial transaction device to be used, delivered, circulated, or sold, knowing the possession, control, receipt, use, delivery, circulation, or sale to be without the consent of the deviceholder, is guilty of a felony.

Delivery, circulation, or sale of financial transaction device obtained or held under proscribed circumstances.

A person who delivers, circulates, or sells a financial transaction device which was obtained or held by that person under circumstances proscribed under section 157n, 157p, or 157v, or uses, permits, causes, or procures the financial transaction device to be used, delivered, circulated, or sold, knowing the device to have been obtained or held under circumstances proscribed under section 157n, 157p, or 157v is guilty of a felony.

Forgery, alteration, simulation, or counterfeiting of financial transaction device.

A person who, with intent to defraud, forges, materially alters, simulates, or counterfeits a financial transaction device is guilty of a felony.

Use of revoked or canceled financial transaction device with intent to defraud.

(1) A person who, for the purpose of obtaining goods, property, services, or anything of value, knowingly and with intent to defraud uses 1 or more financial transaction devices that have been revoked or canceled by the issuer of the device or devices, as distinguished from expired, and has received notice of the revocation or cancellation is guilty of a crime as follows:

(a) If the value of the goods, property, services, or anything of value is less than $100.00, as follows:

(i) For a first offense, a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.

(ii) For an offense following 1 or more prior convictions under this section or a local ordinance substantially corresponding to this section, a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.

(b) If the value of the goods, property, services, or anything of value is $100.00 or more but less than $500.00, as follows:

(i) For a first or second offense, a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $1,000.00 or 3 times the aggregate value of the goods, property, services, or anything of value, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine.

(Ii) For an offense following 2 or more prior convictions under this section, a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both. For purposes of this subparagraph, however, a prior conviction does not include a conviction for a violation or attempted violation of subdivision (a).

(c) If the value of the goods, property, services, or anything of value is $500.00 or more, a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00 or 3 times the aggregate value of the goods, property, services, or anything of value, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine.

(2) The values of goods, property, services, or things of value obtained in separate incidents pursuant to a scheme or course of conduct within any 12-month period may be aggregated to determine the total value of goods, property, services, or things of value obtained.


Causing deviceholder to be charged or overcharged.

A person to whom a deviceholder presents a financial transaction device for the purpose of obtaining goods, property, services, or anything of value on credit, or for any purpose for which the device may be used, who, by using the financial transaction device, by forging or aiding in the forgery of the deviceholder's signature, or by filling out or completing an application or form to be furnished to the issuer of the financial transaction device, causes the deviceholder to be charged for a purchase or other transaction that was not authorized by the deviceholder, to be overcharged for a purchase or other transaction that was authorized by the deviceholder, or to otherwise incur a financial loss, is guilty of a felony

 


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