Financial Crimes

The detectives in this unit investigate:

  • Counterfeiting
  • Credit Card Abuse
  • Forgeries
  • Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information and Related Fiduciary Offenses

Forgery is a state jail felony; although, there are various forms of this offense that can lessen the penalty down to a class A misdemeanor or increase it to a first-degree felony.


A common trick of the check forger is to steal new checks, sent from the bank, from a person’s mailbox. By the time the person realizes he or she is a victim, their checks have been passed all over the state or country. To prevent this, have the checks sent to your bank and pick them up there.