Queens White Collar Crimes
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White Collar Crime is on the rise in Queens County and the Office of the Queens District Attorney is set to combat it head on. The District Attorney's Office is committed to stopping insurance fraud. Insurance fraud is a type of White Collar Crime that is becoming more pervasive and has no boundaries along social or economic lines. This includes Medicare and Medicaid Fraud, Workers' Compensation Fraud (Workers Comp) Health Insurance Fraud, Unemployment Fraud, Art Fraud, Auto Accident Fraud and No Fault Fraud. Depending on certain issues White Collar Crime can be both in violation of New York State and Federal law. While there is no Federal Court that sits in Queens, those arrested for Insurance Fraud can be prosecuted in the Federal Court in the Southern District. Below we will detail certain types of Insurance Fraud cases that have been prosecuted in Queens in which the experienced and knowledgeable Queens White Collar Criminal Lawyers of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC are willing and able to help you. Each Criminal Lawyer in our office is approachable. Moreover, our Queens White Collar Criminal Defense Firm offers a free consultation.
Workers Compensation Fraud (Workers Comp.)
Typically the injured party is collecting Workers' Comp benefits. The party is collecting individual benefits under a lost wages claim or a disability claim. The party then proceeds to either falsify medical records in regard to treatment or takes a job (either off of on the books) and the Insurance Company discovers the attempted deception. As a result, the case will be turned over to the Queens District Attorney for possible prosecution of the Insurance Fraud and an additional Grand Larceny Criminal Charge. These cases are defensible and you can possibly avoid a Criminal Conviction.
Auto Insurance Fraud
Another type of White Collar Insurance Fraud that is seen with frequency in Queens is Car or Auto Insurance Fraud. Typical cases involve a car owner who is having financial problems and is facing either a large loan payment or a substantial lease payment. In order to get out from under the payment, he contacts a chop shop and arranges for the car to disappear. The car owner then files a police report and places a claim with the Car Insurance Company.
There are several ways the police can catch you. The chop shop often tells you to deliver the car to a specific location where they will pick it up. They then tell you to file the police report and give you the local shopping center as the place of the theft. Little do you know but the police often stake out these locations after multiple reports of theft. They have the shopping center under surveillance and at the date, time and location they have no records of your car being there. The next thing that happens is you get a call from the police to come to a Queens, NY Police Department precinct and there they arrest you for Insurance Fraud, Grand Larceny and for Filing a False Police Report.
That is when the experienced Queens Criminal Lawyers from Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can be there to help you. When you get that call from the local Queens, NY Police Department Precinct, tell them you want to speak to your Criminal Lawyer before you go the precinct. We can protect your rights and possibly stop you from incriminating yourself. So call Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW for a free consultation. If you've been arrested charged with a Queens White Collar Crime including but not limited to:
- Mail Fraud
- Tax Fraud
- Bank Fraud
- Unemployment Fraud
- Security Fraud
- Stock Fraud
- Mortgage Fraud
- Medicaid Fraud
- Medicare Fraud
Whether you are in New York, NY, Queens, The Bronx, Brooklyn or on Long Island in Nassau County or Suffolk County, our Criminal Lawyers are ready to help you and offer a free consultation.