November 01, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Woman faces forgery charges in Las Vegas
A woman in Las Vegas has recently been charged with conducting a check forgery system in her home. According to authorities, the 32-year-old woman was overseeing one of the biggest schemes that police have seen in a while. At this time, the woman faces a whopping 62 felony counts. She is accused of retrieving and utilizing the identification information of around one thousand individuals.
Law enforcement claims that the woman operated two forgery houses -- one on Ranchero Drive and the other on Stone Hollow. Many local victims of identity theft have relayed information to police. Most believe information was obtained through auto thefts.
The most frequent form of forgery
that is exercised in Las Vegas involves personal checks, driver's licenses, identification cards, legal documents or credit cards. This crime also includes the act of duplicating money, stamps, coins and art.
A person can face charges for forgery if he or she knowingly delivers forged documents to another (or a group). The defendant does not actually have to forge the document to face charges for this crime. If the prosecution can demonstrate successfully that the person intended to move along the forged documents to another, a defendant can be found guilty of the crime.
The aforementioned story does not specifically detail how the defendant was caught. However, the most experienced forger may be discovered. This is especially true in Nevada. In Las Vegas, casino employees, bankers and others who handle money are rigorously trained to check for discrepancies or oddities in checks or signatures. These individuals are good at spotting illegal replicas and fakes. If they suspect that an issue exists, they will undoubtedly look into the matter.
Forgery is also a crime of dishonestly. Due to this fact, a court will not necessarily be lenient when it comes to assessing a defendant's fate. For this reason, if you have been arrested for this crime, it is imperative to have a legal professional by your side -- one capable of handling the intricacies and complexities surrounding your case. Forgery
is often committed in connection with other criminal acts, such as burglary, theft or attempted theft. A lawyer that is seasoned in forgery and related laws can help assess and reduce the implications of your matter. Even if you are not acquitted, reducing a charge from a felony to a misdemeanor can have a significant impact on the ultimate disposition of your case.
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