Fraud

Minnesota Fraud Lawyers & Defense Attorneys

Fraud is the crime of deliberately deceiving another in order to damage them by obtaining money, property or services unjustly. Minnesota fraud statutes outline the various categories of fraud under Minnesota law:

  • Medical Assistance Fraud

  • Insurance Fraud

  • Fraudulent Statements

  • Lottery Fraud

  • Fraudulent Driver's Licenses

  • Gambling Fraud

  • Fraud In Obtaining Credit

  • Credit Card Fraud

  • Mortgage Fraud

  • Telecommunications Fraud

Call us today at 763.323.6555 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free consultation. Protect your rights if you've been charged with fraud.

Medical Assistance Fraud

Any person who, with the intent to defraud, presents a claim for reimbursement, a cost report or a rate application, relating to the payment of medical assistance funds to the state agency, which is false in whole or in part, is guilty of an attempt to commit theft of public funds.

Insurance Fraud

One who resents, causes to be presented, or prepares with knowledge or reason to believe that it will be presented, by or on behalf of an insured, claimant, or applicant to an insurer, insurance professional, or premium finance company in connection with an insurance transaction or premium finance transaction, any information that contains a false representation as to any material fact is guilty of insurance fraud. In addition, those who remove or destroy an insurer's records or diverts, misappropriates, converts or embezzles money from an insurer is guilty of insurance fraud.

Fraudulent Statements

Whoever circulates or publishes a false statement, oral or written, relating to a corporation, association, or individual, intending thereby to give a false apparent value to securities issued or to be issued by, or to the property of, such corporation, association, or individual, or who makes false a ship's or airplane's manifest, invoice, register is guilty of a crime.

Lottery Fraud

An individual who alters or counterfeits a state lottery ticket, knowingly presents an altered or counterfeited state lottery ticket for payment, knowingly transfers an altered or counterfeited state lottery ticket to another person or otherwise claims a lottery prize by means of fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation is guilty of lottery fraud.

Fraudulent Driver's Licenses

One who has in control, custody, or possession any plate, block, press, stone, digital image, computer software program, encoding equipment, computer optical scanning equipment, or digital photo printer, or other implement, or any part of such an item, designed to assist in making a fraudulent driver's license or identification card, engraves, makes, or amends, or begins to engrave, make, or amend, any plate, block, press, stone, or other implement for the purpose of producing a fraudulent driver's license or identification card, uses a photocopier, digital camera, photographic image, or computer software to generate a fraudulent driver's license or identification card, has in control, custody, or possession or makes or provides paper or other material adapted and designed for the making of a fraudulent driver's license or identification card or prints, photographs, or in any manner makes or executes an engraved photograph, print, or impression purporting to be a driver's license or identification card is guilty of a crime.

Gambling Fraud

A person who knowingly claims a lawful gambling prize using altered or counterfeited gambling equipment, knowingly claims a lawful gambling prize by means of fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation, manipulates any form of lawful gambling or tampers with any gambling equipment with intent to influence the outcome of a game or the receipt of a prize or knowingly places or uses false information on a prize receipt or on any other form approved for use by the Gambling Control Board or the Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division of the Department of Public Safety is guilty of a crime.

Fraud in Obtaining Credit

A person who, with intent to defraud, obtains personal credit or credit for another from a bank, trust company, savings association, or credit union, by means of a present or past false representation as to the person's or another's financial ability is guilty of a crime.

Credit Card Fraud

Whoever, without the consent of the cardholder, and knowing that the cardholder has not given consent, uses or attempts to use a card to obtain the property of another, or a public assistance benefit issued for the use of another is guilty of a crime in Minnesota.

Mortgage Fraud

One who knowingly makes or causes to be made any deliberate and material misstatement, misrepresentation, or omission during the mortgage lending process with the intention that it be relied on by a mortgage lender, borrower, or any other party to the mortgage lending process or who knowingly uses or facilitates the use of any deliberate and material misstatement, misrepresentation, or omission, knowing the same to contain a material misstatement, misrepresentation, or omission, during the mortgage lending process with the intention that it be relied on by a mortgage lender, borrower, or any other party to the mortgage lending process is guilty of a crime.

Telecommunications Fraud

An individual who evade a lawful charge, obtains telecommunications service for the person's own use by any fraudulent means is guilty of a crime in Minnesota..

Fraud Attorneys & Defense Lawyers Minneapolis

You should contact an attorney if you’ve been arrested or charged with fraud in Minnesota. The earlier you involve a lawyer, the better we can interview witnesses, gather evidence and address other important issues in your case. Call our office now for a free consultation with one of our experienced Minnesota fraud defense attorneys: 763.323.6555.

Client Testimonial: "My experience with Brown Law Offices has been extremely positive! Jason Brown's dedication to clients, years of experience and an established law firm are just a few of the credentials he carries. I would not have been able to get through this very difficult time in my life without him. I will always be grateful for Jason." - Janelle H., Dayton, Minnesota

Serving Clients Statewide

Our Minnesota fraud defense lawyers represent clients throughout Minnesota, including the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Duluth, Rochester, Mankato, St. Cloud, Moorhead, Apple Valley, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Lakeville, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Roseville and Woodbury.

Contact the Brown Law Offices, P.A. by e-mail or call 763.323.6555 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Minneapolis, Minnesota, fraud lawyer.

Former Prosecutor • Former Criminal Investigator • Former Judicial Law Clerk

Free Consultation • Call 24/7 • Reasonable Fees • Credit Cards Accepted