As people age, many choose to prepay for the majority of funeral expenses, hoping to reduce the burden on loved ones when they die. Not only is the funeral paid for, but many decisions are made ahead of time through the funeral home. One Pennsylvania funeral director has been accused of theft and mishandling of prepaid funds in excess of $500,000.
Money scams have been around for a long time, and new ways to con money out of victims are created frequently. In recent years, some scammers have formulated a scheme in which they convince victims to send them money in order to receive a larger payout of some sort. One Pennsylvania man is one of the many that have fallen prey to a scam and has recently been charged with theft due to his involvement.
Criminal defense attorneys can probably attest to a wide variety of clients with an assortment of things they may have been accused of stealing. Typically, people steal things that signify wealth like money, accessories, vehicles and other objects considered of high value. One Pennsylvania man has been accused of stealing something of lesser value and is not even a permanent object. He has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing meatballs.
People are accused of wrongdoings every day. While some allegations of crimes may have truth behind them, some do not. Because there is always a chance that allegations may be untrue, everyone has a right to defend their case. One teacher in Pennsylvania has likely sought the advice of a skilled criminal defense attorney as she faces charges of theft.
Pennsylvania attorneys understand that it may be easy to fall into a situation where unintended stealing from an employer may occur. A woman was recently accused of theft from her employer, and she may face thousands in fines and years in prison. She is likely using the assistance of a criminal defense attorney to strategize her defense case in court.
Running a business can be overwhelming and difficult. In addition, some owners may discover they were not as skilled at running a business as they may have assumed. Lack of adequate accounting and managing can result in difficulties for a business and may result in the questioning of a business's integrity. Recently, a business owner was charged with theft after failing to pay employees.
Handling large amounts of money and accounts for businesses can be complex. As well as having to manage large amounts of money, it may be tempting for an employee to justify taking some cash or for an employer to accuse an employee of theft when accounts cannot be reconciled. Recently, a woman's fate was determined by a jury in one of Pennsylvania's largest embezzlement schemes.
Unfortunately, being accused of any crime can be almost as damaging as being formally found guilty. Criminal charges may result in loss of a person's reputation, employment and strained relationships. Two Pennsylvania men who have been charged with theft, identity theft and insurance fraud and are likely seeking the advice attorneys as they navigate their case through the criminal court system.
Reportedly, simple accounting questions led a Pennsylvania man to discover almost $70,000 in financial loss for two of his businesses. Allegedly, the accountant handling his book keeping initially confessed to her errors when he confronted her. She is now navigating the criminal court system and has been formally charged with theft.
Insurance exists to protect property owners financially in the event of unexpected damage or destruction. Some Pennsylvania residents may not realize that filing a false insurance claim could lead to criminal charges. Nationwide Insurance recently reported a man's insurance claim to authorities, and he now faces criminal charges of fraud and theft by deception.