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Mail theft—intentionally taking mail not belonging to you and without permission from a mailbox or a mail carrier—carries a sentence of up to 3 years in prison and/or up to a $5,000 fine. See https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=609.529.

Forgery—using a knowingly false writing for identification or recommendation, for example—carries a sentence of up to 3 years in prison and/or up to a $5,000 fine. See https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=609.63.

Check forgery—falsely creating or changing a check or falsely endorsing a check or trying to pay with a forged check—carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and/or up to a $100,000 fine, depending on the amount of the check or the amount of whatever is trying to be obtained. See https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=609.631.

Like most federal laws, white collar crimes are extremely complex and numerous. Federal forgery and counterfeiting, for example, is governed by 18 U.S.C. §§ 470–514. If you deal in counterfeit obligations or securities, you could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine under 18 U.S.C. § 473. If you make or possess counterfeit dies, molds, or such items for making coins, you could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine under 18 U.S.C. § 487. If you falsely make, forge, or alter a deed, receipt, or any other writing to get money from the United States or its agents, you could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine under 18 U.S.C. § 495. If you knowingly remove, destroy, or alter the VIN on a car, you could be sentenced to up to 5 years in prison and/or a fine under 18 U.S.C. § 511. See generally https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/part-I/chapter-25.

Federal embezzlement and theft is governed by 18 U.S.C. §§ 641–670. If you embezzle or steal a record, money, or other item of value from the United States or its department or agency, you could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine under 18 U.S.C. § 641. If you are charged by Congress to keep safe public money and you use that money for your own personal use, you could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine under 18 U.S.C. § 648. If you embezzle or steal from an employee welfare benefit plan of another, you could be sentenced to up to 5 years in prison and/or a fine under 18 U.S.C. § 664. If you steal or fraudulently get from a museum an object over 100 years old and worth more than $5,000 or an object worth at least $100,000, you could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine under 18 U.S.C. § 668. See generally https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/part-I/chapter-31.

Federal mail fraud and other fraud offenses are governed by 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341–1351. Frauds and swindles generally are governed by 18 U.S.C. § 1341. Wire fraud—fraud using wire transmissions in interstate commerce—can be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine under 18 U.S.C. § 1343. Bank fraud—defrauding a bank—can be sentenced by up to 30 years in prison and/or up to a $1,000,000 fine under 18 U.S.C. § 1344. See generally 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341–1351.

The preceding was a summary of the law. It does not describe all of the elements of the crimes. Laws are also constantly changing. You need to contact a skilled White Collar Crime Attorney MN, like Ryan Garry, to discuss the offenses in detail and with respect to your own particular case. Nothing in this description or anywhere on this site is legal advice.

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