Fraud means obtaining any money, property, valuable security or service by deceit, falsehood, or other fraudulent means. Fraud is often associated with sophisticated schemes, but can include such simple behaviour as promising to pay for an item without intending to do so.

Like theft, fraud is divided into two categories: fraud up to $5000 and fraud over $5000.

Being convicted of a theft charge can have serious consequences, up to time in jail. Even if it is your first time being charged, you may end up with a criminal record which could hurt your job prospects in the future. Having a lawyer to defend you on these charges could be a great help to keep you criminal-record free.

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