The term ‘white-collar crime’ was coined in 1939 by sociologist Edwin Sutherland, who described it as “a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation.”
Today, white-collar crimes involve people in a wide range of occupations, including landscapers, contractors, cashiers, salespeople, bookkeepers, nurses, lenders and entrepreneurs. Anyone who uses a position of trust to commit a crime can be described as a white-collar criminal.
I’m Kissimmee criminal defense attorney Richard Nick Kelley. I defend people charged with white-collar crimes in central Florida. You can contact me 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a free initial consultation about your case.
I am a former prosecutor with more than 40 years of criminal defense experience. I have successfully defended people charged with all types of white-collar crimes in Florida, including:
- Theft from employer
- Internet and computer crimes such as identity theft
- Mortgage fraud
- Accounting fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Mail and wire fraud
- Money laundering
- Telemarketing fraud
- Stockbroker fraud
- Federal fraud charges
Charges in white-collar crime cases depend on the amount that is alleged to have been stolen by fraudulent means. Any theft over $300 is considered a felony in Florida. A theft of more than $25,000 — which is not unusual in a white-collar case — is a 15-year felony.
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