Utah County is an exciting place when you compare it to other Utah areas, let alone the nation. It is not a particularly diverse area; most of its residents are white and belong to the same religious belief system. Interestingly violent crimes are infrequent when you compare them to other metropolitan areas. On the other hand, prescription drug abuse and white-collar crimes are higher than normal levels. Utah County has the highest levels per capita of illegal Ponzi schemes or multilevel marketing scams.
White-Collar Crime Charges in Utah
According to an article on The Deseret News, places like Orem, Provo, and Lehi are rampant with these kinds of issues. But with such a strong religious presence, you may be asking yourself why. As the article poses, one reason is that the community tends to be tightknit and willing to trust and help one another. These get rich quick schemes are targeted towards members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The FBI has stated that they are investigating cases ranging from 50 to 100 million dollars in damages.
Registry for White Collar Crimes
Utahans are doing something about this issue by allowing citizens a way to investigate past offenders. A link to the registry can be found here: https://www.utfraud.com/RegistryLists.
Types of White Collar Crimes
The charges imposed by these crimes depends on the severity and how much money has been wrongfully taken. This includes such activities such as:
- Identity Theft
Criminal charges of this nature almost always involve complicated financial details and knowledge of the law. Call The Ault Firm is you are seeking an experienced, knowledgeable defense attorney to help fight for your rights. 801-987-8409