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Theft & Property Crimes Archives

Trial set to begin in landmark bond fraud case

Fraud in the sale of stocks and private bonds is not uncommon, but before now, no one had been prosecuted for criminal securities fraud involving the sale of municipal bonds. That state of affairs will change dramatically when an elected official of the town of Ramapo, a suburb about 28 miles northwest of New York, will face trial on federal criminal charges involving the sale of municipal bonds.

More gangs committing credit card theft, police say

When a person in New York thinks of gang crimes, he or she may envision drive-by shootings or massive drug busts. However, according to the New York Police Department (NYPD), more and more drug gangs are committing credit card theft. One NYPD official stated that in 2016, hundreds of apprehended gang members had stolen credit cards on them. The official stated that five-years ago, such crimes were rare.

Three men accused of burglary in reported Nanuet home invasion

Last week, this blog discussed the nuances of the crime of burglary. As one may recall, burglary involves knowingly entering a building with the intent to commit a crime therein. Recently, three men from New York were accused of committing that very crime in Nanuet, New York.

White collar theft charges require a solid defense

When a person in New City thinks of a theft crime, he or she may think of a pickpocket or burglary. After all, such cases make the news just about every day. However, other, less tangible, types of theft crimes also take place. Crimes such as fraud, credit card theft, embezzlement and others are also theft crimes that fall under the umbrella of white collar crimes.

Clarkstown police searching for alleged burglar

Sometimes individuals in New City are accused of the crime of burglary, but it can be difficult to discern what this crime really means. In the end, there are numerous instances that could be construed as a burglary. However, one should not paint with a broad brush and accuse individuals of burglary when in fact that person did not commit any illegal acts.

What are the elements of first-degree arson in New York?

Individuals in New York City may have heard of the crime of arson, but may not know exactly what it means. In fact, whether an incident can be considered arson depends on the specific facts of the situation, and how the law applies to those facts. Moreover, there are various degrees of arson an individual in New York can be accused of. Today, we are going to look at first-degree arson.

Making graffiti is a misdemeanor in New York

Whether it is on bridges, overpasses or on the side of a building or fence, graffiti is a common sight in New York. Some New Yorkers may even consider graffiti to be an art form. However, that doesn't change the fact that making graffiti is still considered to be a crime in New York.

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