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Illionois defense attorney,  Illinois criminal defense lawyerATM fraud is sometimes considered a state crime, but it is often charged on the federal level because banks are federally regulated and typically suffer harm as a result of the fraud. Other charges also often accompany charges of ATM fraud, including wire fraud, identity theft, larceny, bank fraud, and credit card fraud. To avoid a conviction for any of these charges, and for ATM fraud, it is always important to speak to a federal criminal defense lawyer that can help.

Types of ATM Fraud

There are many different ways to commit ATM fraud. The most common types of ATM fraud include:

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Illionois defense attorney,  Illinois criminal defense lawyer, IL bank fraud attorney When the FBI announced this past year that bank fraud was on the rise, it did not come as a surprise to many. Today, information is kept on servers and computers, which skilled hackers can learn how to access to commit fraud. Unfortunately, not everyone charged and arrested for bank fraud is guilty. Overzealous law enforcement officials often charge the wrong person in pursuit of making arrests and helping the prosecution with securing a conviction.

Due to this overeagerness, there are many people that need a strong defense against bank fraud charges. Some of the most common defenses used are found below. If you have been charged, an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer will use one or more of these when proving your innocence.

Lack of Intent

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Illinois defense attorney, Illinois criminal lawyer, Illinois criminal justice statutes,Bank fraud is a very serious crime that affects thousands of people, with the intention to allegedly benefit the culprit and take away from the victim, financially and emotionally. Bank fraud is very important to understand thoroughly so that one can avoid being the victim of this crime and to protect his or her banking information and quality of life.

Bank Fraud Defined

Bank fraud can come in three different forms:

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Illinois federal crimes attorney, Illinois fraud attorney, Illinois defense lawyer,Accusations of bank fraud elicit ideations of a masked individual demanding cash from a banking institution. However, although the accusations imply the illegal procurement of money, one is not the same as the other. Bank robbery is a blatant, public act in which an individual immediately announces intent to obtain money illegally. Bank fraud is the secretive version of taking money, often with the intent of getting away or perhaps never being discovered. A wide variety of actions results in charges of bank fraud. Federal charges such as bank fraud hold harsh criminal punishments if convicted.

Type of Bank Fraud

There is a wide variety of methods used to defraud a bank of their money. A few are more common than others due to the ease in which they occur. The more complex the behavior is, the more premeditation is necessary and therefore the harsher the penalty if found guilty. A few bank fraud practices include:

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bad check, bounced check, Chicago Criminal Defense AttorneyThe 2002 film Catch Me If You Can tells the dramatized story of Frank Abagnale Jr. who, over the course of several years, wrote thousands of dollars in bad checks while avoiding local and federal authorities. Abagnale eventually progressed into other types of confidence schemes, but they all began with passing bad checks. Although he was eventually caught and has since gone to work assisting the FBI in tracking and preventing crimes of fraud, his story often raises questions about how bad checks may be prosecuted.

Bad Checks

Most people realize that a check is a financial instrument containing an unconditional order for the signer’s bank to pay a specified sum to the listed payee. As a signed and dated document, a check represents a bill of exchange. Put in simple terms, when you write a check, you order to bank to pay the designated amount to the intended recipient if and when they present the check to the bank for payment.

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