Individuals who are accused of identity theft often find the process to be stressful and overwhelming. Convictions for similar white collar crimes are severe, and increase in accordance with the amount allegedly stolen. A woman from another state is facing charges in Wisconsin after she allegedly stole a wallet from a vehicle and withdrew a substantial amount from the other party’s bank account.
According to authorities, the woman allegedly broke a window and stole a wallet out of a parked car and proceeded to use items inside to withdraw around $6,500 from a bank account. She was recently arrested and faces identity theft and fraud charges in relation to the alleged incident. They claim that she might also have been involved in similar crimes in other areas, stealing as much as $150,000 in total.
The charges against her are felonies and if convicted, she would be facing several years behind bars. In addition, she could be held responsible for the restitution of the amount stolen. The bank claimed to have a photo of her making the withdrawal using a forged document, and the alleged victim asserts that several personal items that were stolen were on the woman at the time of this photo.
Those accused of white collar crimes such as identity theft will likely find it advisable to seek legal counsel before responding to accusations. By speaking with a defense attorney, a client can obtain advice on making informed decisions throughout the process. An attorney in Wisconsin can evaluate the charges and evidence against a client and assist in pursuing the most favorable outcome achievable during court proceedings.
Source: madison.com, “Indiana woman sought for car break-ins and bank thefts in multiple states charged here“, Ed Treleven, May 23, 2017