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White Collar Crimes Unit

White collar crime is the area of enforcement for crimes committed by an individual in the course of his/her job or occupation or against business institutions such as banks or insurance companies.

The White Collar Crime Section has 3 prosecutors, one forensic accountant, one investigator and one paralegal.

The unit handles investment fraud such as Ponzi or pyramid schemes, real estate, construction or home repair scams as well as mortgage fraud, identity theft and forgery. 

The unit also prosecutes individuals who write bad checks and who obtain public assistance (i.e. food stamps or subsidized housing) they are not qualified for.

White collar crime affects all of us in that it can financially destroy both individuals and businesses. Left unchecked, it also burdens the public with higher insurance premiums, bank fees and the inability to obtain legitimate financing for homes or businesses.