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Typical forms of fraud in Maryland

Most Maryland residents have heard of the term "fraud." They have also probably heard that fraud is a crime committed by someone who illegally tries to acquire something that doesn't belong to them. However, they may not know that there are many different kinds of fraud that are very common nowadays. They may also be unaware that many kinds of fraud are prosecuted as felonies in most states.

One common example of fraud is when someone physically creates an illegal credit or debit card in order to buy products, or if someone purchases a credit or debit card that is known to have been illegally produced. This type of crime has become very widespread in the last few years and state and federal law enforcement agencies have stepped up their efforts to stop individuals from perpetrating this crime. This type of fraud is considered a felony in Maryland and anyone convicted of this crime faces up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000.

Another common type of fraud is check fraud. Check fraud occurs when someone writes or cashes a check knowing that their account doesn't have enough funds to cover the check. Many people believe that "bouncing a check" isn't an illegal activity, and that the punishment is only a slap on the wrist. But, institutions and law enforcement agencies have stiffened the penalties for this type of crime and a conviction can lead to a jail sentence. Obtaining government benefits, such as Social Security or Medicare payments, illegally are also examples of fraud.

Source:, "Fraud law", Accessed August 6, 2016

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