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Types of Fraud in Minnesota

Fraud is often considered a “white collar crime.” What is fraud, and what are the types of fraud on Minnesota? 

Intentional misrepresentation with the purpose of inducing another party to rely on and act upon said misrepresentation is a key element of fraud. If you are facing a charge of fraud, the prosecutor must be able to prove that you knew the information you were providing was false and that you acted with intent.

Minnesota law specifies a number of different types of fraud, including:

  • Medical Assistance Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • State Lottery Fraud
  • Lawful Gambling Fraud
  • Fraud in Obtaining Credit
  • Financial Transaction Card Fraud
  • Residential Mortgage Fraud, and
  • Telecommunications and Information Services Fraud.

Additional types of fraud may include: mail fraud, tax fraud and/or bank fraud.

Criminal defense attorney Carolyn Agin Schmidt has experience preparing thorough defenses for clients charged with fraud.