There are many different types of crime a person can commit in Louisiana. Some of the lesser-understood crimes involve fraud of some type. These cases can be extremely complicated and tricky for law enforcement to unravel. Likewise, those who are accused of fraud may have a difficult time navigating the criminal justice system, and can feel overwhelmed.
A Baton Rouge man has been arrested for allegedly stealing payroll checks from an LSU business. The man cashed the checks for more than $15,000. Law enforcement attempted to arrest the man, but he led them on a high speed chase and allegedly threw a weapon into a school zone. The weapon was later determined to be stolen. The man crashed his car into a ditch. The man was an employee at an LSU business but resigned in March. The man had allegedly taken 35 payroll checks and had used 26 of them. He is facing felony charges of theft of over $5,000, burglary, 26 counts of forgery, illegal weapon and traffic charges.
A fraud conviction can be a serious event in a person’s life. These convictions can carry years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines, along with a ruined personal and professional reputation. This conviction can affect a family forever.
If a person finds that they are being accused of fraud and are facing an investigation, they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in criminal defense. An attorney has the experience to understand what the prosecution is looking for and how they can best defend their client against these serious charges. An attorney can tirelessly work to negotiate with the prosecution and tell their client’s side of the story. Often a fraud case is very complicated and there can be many different angles an attorney can take.
Fraud and other white collar charges are serious matters in Louisiana. Those who may be facing such allegations should understand their legal rights in order to protect their future.
Source: theadvocate.com, “Police: Baton Rouge man cashed $15K in stolen checks from LSU business, ditched gun in school zone,” June 10, 2017