Fraud and deception are two common crimes that are often seen in business and workplace environments. Any person who is currently being investigated or charged with the crime of fraud or deception should look for the aid of Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney, Hassett & Associates. A recent case of fraud has been seen in an unlikely setting with Broward Sheriff’s Office arresting one of their detectives who has been accused of fraud regarding his working hours.
Looking at the case of the Florida-based detective shows us how fraud can be completed in the modern workplace and reflects the description given in U.S. and Florida law. The description of fraud is that one party tries to deceive or trick another party into providing them with money or a similar form of payment. Kenneth P. Hassett of Hassett & Associates, Ft Lauderdale fraud attorney has been representing clients accused of fraud and deception for many years and will discuss your rights regarding representation and your expectations as a defendant.
One Broward deputy was a member of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Robbery Unit before being accused of defrauding the office out of more than $15,000 in salary. The detective is accused of defrauding the Sheriff’s Office by making false claims about the hours he worked over a four-month period towards the end of 2019. Over the course of the four-month period, he stands accused of claiming he was compensated for 368 regular hours and 16 overtime hours totaling $15,541. The details of this case would be of interest to any Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney.
In the case of this particular individual, the definition of the relinquishing of money due to misrepresentation is shown in the charges brought against the defendant. After the investigation into him began the detective was suspended with pay after it was revealed he had claimed to have worked full regular shift along with overtime hours when he had only worked the later shift.
No matter how the issue of fraud and misrepresentation comes up it is a good idea to the call the Ft Lauderdale fraud attorney Kenneth Hassett at Hassett & Associates, P.A. at 954-791-3939 to learn more about your rights and defense options.