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White Collar Crimes:Georgia accident leads 2 fraud crimes charges

White Collar Crimes: Regardless of the circumstances, being involved in a car accident is never an enjoyable experience. Even if the accident is relatively minor, there will likely be police reports and insurance companies to deal with. Two men in Georgia face additional obstacles after they were involved in a recent accident -- they now faces accusations of committing fraud crimes.

The men -- a 23-year-old and a 21-year-old --  were involved in what appears to be a relatively minor accident on a Georgia interstate. No one was injured in the accident. However, detectives soon realized that one of the men, a 23-year-old, was allegedly wanted in a different county. The details of the warrant in the nearby county are unclear. As a result, a search of the vehicle ensued.

Police claim that they found personal information for people not present in the car. They also claim to have discovered credit cards issued in other people's names. As a result, both men face multiple counts of identity fraud and other white collar crimes. The older man faces additional charges, including a child restraint violation and a charge of failing to maintain his lane.

If convicted, fraud crimes can carry serious consequences. Cases involving fraud can be complex. Many people facing such charges choose to seek the support and guidance of a defense attorney who has experience with such matters. A professional such as this will likely be able to review the details of a case and help determine if a defendant's rights were violated and take appropriate action if a violation occurred, as well as develop an appropriate plan of action.

Source: tiftongazette.com, "2 arrested for identity fraud following accident on I-75", Latasha Ford, Oct. 30, 2015

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