Being arrested for a white collar crime puts more than just your liberty at stake. This damages your reputation in the community and the profession you are in. These crimes involve business and government related individuals that have the ability to bring a company or business to its demise. This stems to a multitude of victims, not limited to families involved, investors, destroying the life savings of victims affected. Prosecution for these types of crimes is often times unforgiving and severe. Charges that fall under the umbrella of white collar crime are embezzlement, money laundering, real estate fraud, mortgage fraud, banking fraud, credit card fraud, mail fraud, healthcare fraud, medicare fraud, Medicaid fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud and Racketeering influenced and corrupt organization act (RICO).

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Florida StatuteFelony DegreeDescription

LEVEL 1

414.39(2)3rdUnauthorized use, possession, forgery, or alteration of food stamps, Medicaid ID, value greater than $200.
414.39(3)(a)
3rdFraudulent misappropriation of public assistance funds by employee/official, value more than $200.
443.071(1)
3rdFalse statement or representation to obtain or increase unemployment compensation benefits.
517.302(1)
3rdViolation of the Florida Securities and Investor Protection Act.
817.569(2)
3rd
Use of public record or public records information to facilitate commission of a felony.
832.05(2)(b)&(4)(c)
3rdKnowing, making, issuing worthless checks $150 or more or obtaining property in return for worthless check $150 or more.

LEVEL 2

817.234(1)(a)2.
3rdFalse statement in support of insurance claim.
817.543rdWith intent to defraud, obtain mortgage note, etc., by false representation.
817.60(5)3rdDealing in credit cards of another.
817.613rdFraudulent use of credit cards over $100 or more within 6 months.
831.01
3rdForgery.
831.023rdUttering forged instrument; utters or publishes alteration with intent to defraud.
831.073rdForging bank bills, checks, drafts, or promissory notes.
831.08
3rd
Possessing 10 or more forged notes, bills, checks, or drafts.
831.093rdUttering forged notes, bills, checks, drafts, or promissory notes.
831.113rdBringing into the state forged bank bills, checks, drafts, or notes.

LEVEL 3

319.33(1)(a)3rdAlter or forge any certificate of title to a motor vehicle or mobile home.
815.04(4)(b)2nd
Computer offense devised to defraud or obtain property.
817.034(4)(a)3.3rdEngages in scheme to defraud (Florida Communications Fraud Act), property valued at less than $20,000.
817.234(11)(a)3rdInsurance fraud; property value less than $20,000.
831.28(2)(a)3rd
Counterfeiting a payment instrument with intent to defraud or possessing a counterfeit payment instrument.
817.568(2)(a)3rd
Fraudulent use of personal identification information.

LEVEL 5

817.034(4)(a)2.
2nd
Communications fraud, value $20,000 to $50,000.
817.234(11)(b)
2nd
Insurance fraud; property value $20,000 or more but less than $100,000.

LEVEL 7

409.920(2)
3rd
Medicaid provider fraud.
456.065(2)
3rd
Practicing a health care profession without a license.
456.065(2)
2nd
Practicing a health care profession without a license which results in serious bodily injury.
458.327(1)
3rd
Practicing medicine without a license.
459.013(1)
3rd
Practicing osteopathic medicine without a license.
460.411(1)
3rd
Practicing chiropractic medicine without a license.
461.012(1)3rdPracticing podiatric medicine without a license.
465.015(2)
3rd
Practicing pharmacy without a license.
466.026(1)
3rdPracticing dentistry or dental hygiene without a license.
817.234(11)(c)1stInsurance fraud; property value $100,000 or more.
896.101(5)(a)3rdMoney laundering, financial transactions exceeding $300 but less than $20,000.

LEVEL 9

775.08441stAggravated white collar crime.
896.101(5)(c)
1stMoney laundering, financial instruments totaling or exceeding $100,000.
896.104(4)(a)3.1stStructuring transactions to evade reporting or registration requirements, financial transactions totaling or exceeding $100,000.