To commit a fraud is to deceitfully obtain items of value including but not limited to goods, services, money, or property. This requires an intention to deceive or knowledge that deceit was involved in obtaining the good. These offences can range in severity and largely depend on the value of the good (over or under $5000).
If found guilty, in determining whether the individual could be imprisoned a judge will look at the length and degree of the planning in the fraud, the impact and number of victims, as well as a failure to comply with a professional standard.
Being found guilty of a fraud related offence could limit future employment opportunities. If you have been charged with a fraud related offence, it is best to seek the guidance of an experienced lawyer at Brodsky Amy & Gould.