Fraud is a serious offence in Saskatchewan. The penalties can be harsh, so you need a skilled criminal defence lawyer who knows how to handle these cases. Our criminal defence lawyers are experienced with fraud cases and know how to handle them correctly. We will work diligently to build your case and get you the best possible result.
Fraud is classified as a non-violent property offence and covers many acts. The term fraud covers allegations such as identity theft, credit card fraud, bank fraud, insurance fraud and internet fraud. Fraud also covers falsifying employment-related records, embezzlement or Ponzi schemes that result in a substantial financial loss to individuals or corporations. Fraud is usually divided into two categories, fraud over $5,000 and under $5,000. The penalties for fraud range widely because of the range of offences it covers. Depending on the factors of the case, such as the number of people affected, a conviction on a fraud charge can result in fines, probation or a jail sentence of up to 14 years. A fraud conviction will also affect your reputation and leave you with a criminal record.
The team at Andrews Benko & Associates has helped many people facing fraud charges in Saskatchewan over the years, and we can help you too. We will work hard on your behalf to ensure that your rights are protected and that the charges against you are resolved quickly and fairly. Contact us today.