When someone uses the phrase "white collar crime" in Illinois, it typically means financially motivated criminal offenses.
White collar crimes are often committed by professionals in positions of trust for monetary gain.
White collar crimes can be prosecuted in state or federal courts in or around Illinois.
Different types of white collar crimes cases can be defined to include schemes to defraud, organized fraud, and theft by deception or misrepresentation.
Other examples include embezzlement, extortion, mail fraud, insurance fraud, credit card and debit card fraud, and identity theft, forgery.
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