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Financial Crimes


COVID-19 poses a significant global health and safety risks for individuals and organizations around the world. A worldwide pandemic can force people into abnormal financial behavior when they are unemployed and desperate to feed their families.

What is Financial Crime?

Financial crime is a crime against ownership of property involving the unlawful conversion of the ownership of property (belonging to one person) to one's own personal use and benefit. Financial crime is a profit-driven crime to gain access to and control over property that belonged to someone else. Sometimes the terms financial crime, white-collar crime, and fraud are used interchangeably.

Financial crimes can be carried by check and credit card fraud, mortgage fraud, medical fraud, corporate fraud, bank account fraud, payment (point of sale) fraud, currency fraud, and health care fraud, and they involve activities such as insider trading, tax violations, kickbacks, embezzlement, identity theft, cyber-attack, money laundering, and social engineering.  Covid-19 fosters an environment for cybercrime and fraud.  Fraud is one of the financial crimes that increase in a time of crisis.

In New Jersey, these crimes and carry the risk of criminal prosecution and long prison sentences.

Are you Charged with a Covid-19 Financial Crime in New Jersey?

Have you been criminally charged in New Jersey with targeting individuals with bank accounts and using their financial backgrounds for money management and money laundering? Have you been charged with phishing and social engineer scams, selling fake or counterfeit goods, or stealing someone's personal information? Have you been charged with selling fake antiseptics, surgical face masks, N95 face masks, or other personal protection equipment without a license?  Or have you been charged with stockpiling, storing, and profiteering during a national emergency?

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