Theft

Theft

Theft

Theft crimes involve the unauthorized taking of property of another person with the intent to deprive them of it permanently. Historically, theft involved three different categories of crime: larceny, embezzlement and false pretenses. Embezzlement was defined as the fraudulent taking of the property of another by someone who is in lawful possession of it. The term “theft crime” is used to represent different types of property crimes, including larceny, robbery, burglary, shoplifting, and auto theft.

  • Identity theft or forged documents, such as bank fraud or credit card fraud
  • Direct solicitation of money from individuals, such as in a Ponzi scheme or other investment scam
  • Fraud against the government, such as welfare fraud or tax fraud

Some financial crimes do not target a specific person or business, but they are considered criminal because they have an overall negative public impact. Insider trading, for example, is considered an unfair advantage in the market, which is damaging to investors who do not have access to inside information. Money counterfeiting may harm merchants who accept counterfeit bills, believing they are genuine. It also potentially harms the economy by destabilizing the currency.

Theft crimes involve the unauthorized taking of property of another person with the intent to deprive them of it permanently. Historically, theft involved three different categories of crime: larceny, embezzlement and false pretenses. Embezzlement was defined as the fraudulent taking of the property of another by someone who is in lawful possession of it. The term “theft crime” is used to represent different types of property crimes, including larceny, robbery, burglary, shoplifting, and auto theft.

  • Identity theft or forged documents, such as bank fraud or credit card fraud
  • Direct solicitation of money from individuals, such as in a Ponzi scheme or other investment scam
  • Fraud against the government, such as welfare fraud or tax fraud

Some financial crimes do not target a specific person or business, but they are considered criminal because they have an overall negative public impact. Insider trading, for example, is considered an unfair advantage in the market, which is damaging to investors who do not have access to inside information. Money counterfeiting may harm merchants who accept counterfeit bills, believing they are genuine. It also potentially harms the economy by destabilizing the currency.

Theft crimes involve the unauthorized taking of property of another person with the intent to deprive them of it permanently. Historically, theft involved three different categories of crime: larceny, embezzlement and false pretenses. Embezzlement was defined as the fraudulent taking of the property of another by someone who is in lawful possession of it. The term “theft crime” is used to represent different types of property crimes, including larceny, robbery, burglary, shoplifting, and auto theft.

  • Identity theft or forged documents, such as bank fraud or credit card fraud
  • Direct solicitation of money from individuals, such as in a Ponzi scheme or other investment scam
  • Fraud against the government, such as welfare fraud or tax fraud

Some financial crimes do not target a specific person or business, but they are considered criminal because they have an overall negative public impact. Insider trading, for example, is considered an unfair advantage in the market, which is damaging to investors who do not have access to inside information. Money counterfeiting may harm merchants who accept counterfeit bills, believing they are genuine. It also potentially harms the economy by destabilizing the currency.

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