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White Collar Crime

White Collar Crime: An Overview

White collar crime is a term originally used to describe criminal activity by members of the upper classes in connection with their professions. Today, the most common definition of white collar crime no longer focuses on the social status of the offender, but rather on the type of conduct involved: illegal acts using deceit and concealment to obtain money, property, or services, or to secure a business or professional advantage. White-collar crimes are usually less violent than other crimes, but their effects can be just as devastating, such as in the recent Enron case. White-collar crime includes, but is not limited to:


  • Embezzlement
  • Perjury
  • Fraudwhite collar crime
  • Money laundering
  • Larceny
  • Wire fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Theft
  • Forgery
  • Credit card fraud
  • Extortion
  • Internet theft
  • Computer crimes
  • Computer hacking
  • Computer theft
  • Computer fraud





Attorney Stephen E. Mays has a history of successfully defending those accused of white-collar crimes. If you have been accused of a white-collar crime, or expect to be charged, please contact us at Mays Law Office Toll-free: (866) 257-0440 for a free initial consultation.