White Collar crimes refer to non-violent crimes committed for the purpose of personal financial gain. Some of these offences include:
- Tax Evasion
- Identity Theft
- Violating Intellectual Property Rights
- Telemarketing Fraud
Fraud is a type of non-violent property offence that covers a broad range of acts, such as using another person’s credit card without their knowledge or consent, falsifying insurance or employment-related records, or engaging in complex schemes that result in substantial financial loss to an individual or a corporation.
Fraud is legally defined as depriving someone of their property, money, or other valuable security or service, through deceit or dishonesty.
Fraud is divided into two categories:
- Fraud over $5,000
- Fraud less than $5,000
In order to be found guilty of fraud in Canada, the Prosecutor will be required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That there was a dishonest act, or an act of deceit or falsehood;
- That there was some sort of economic loss or deprivation suffered by the targeted complainant, or that the complainant was put at a risk of pecuniary loss;
- That you were subjectively aware of the fraudulent act; and
- That you knew that the act would cause another economic deprivation, or that you were wilfully blind or reckless as to whether the act would cause another economic deprivation.
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