Fraud is defined as the use of deliberate deception to achieve an unfair gain or advantage. This criminal activity is often categorized under the umbrella of White Collar Crimes and sometimes underestimated as not as serious due to the lack of violence and fatalities. However, fraud is a very serious crime with the ability to have a long-term effect on that of its victims and alleged criminal. The criminal activity of fraud can include false identification, financial misrepresentations, forgery, insurance fraud, concealment of birth out of wedlock and many more. The levels of fraud are very similar to the levels of penalties associated to each specific case.
Rhode Island Penalties for Fraud
The state of Rhode Island carries heavy penalties for fraudulent activity committed within the state. The penalties range in the degree of magnitude based on the category each specific case may fall under.
§ 11-18-24 Penalty for serial number violations. – Every person convicted of a misdemeanor for the violation of any provision of § 11-18-23 shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500), or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both fine and imprisonment.
-Rhode Island Fraud Penalties
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