Most people consider working in an office as one of the least risky environments. Usually, job security is high and the line of work is honest. However, it is still possible to be accused of a crime that is related to the way that you perform your office job.
Some of the most common types of white collar crimes can be carried out by anyone that takes advantage of their power in a corporation. The descriptions of the crimes offer very simple outlines of a theoretical situation. However, the reality is that no real life scenario is so simple, and therefore, people accused of such acts may be able to successfully defend themselves. The following are some of the most common crimes that office workers are accused of committing.
Money laundering is the act of infiltrating money gained through criminal activity into seemingly legitimate sources. For example, if a person has a company, they may disguise money gained from drug sales as honest income. Money laundering is a crime, even if the person laundering the money was not involved in the initial criminal activity.
Tax evasion is also an act of deception, since it is an attempt to falsely report or cover up income in order to avoid paying taxes. The more a person earns, the more serious the tax evasion attempt is likely to be.
It is important to take any accusation of a white collar crime very seriously. If you are an employee, a criminal charge will likely have serious implications for your future career in Ohio.