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Investigation leads to fraud and embezzlement charges

The penalties for white collar crimes are severe, and a conviction could have a substantial impact on a person's future. Those accused of similar crimes may find the subsequent process stressful and intimidating, and they may be uncertain where to turn for advice. A 36-year-old woman has recently been accused of fraud and embezzlement after she allegedly posed as an insurance agent and sold fake policies in North Carolina.

According to reports, the incident began on a recent Monday when investigators with the North Carolina Department of Insurance executed a search warrant at the site of a local business. While searching the premises, they claim to have uncovered evidence indicating the owner of the business had taken part in insurance fraud. They assert that the woman created and sold false insurance policies to an unspecified number of clients.

1 accused of drunk driving after falling asleep in driveway

Falling asleep behind the wheel is dangerous and may also lead authorities to have increased suspicion of wrongdoing. Even if the vehicle is parked off the road at the time, if a call is placed regarding a possible drunk driver, police will come out to investigate the situation. A deputy chief with the local Emergency Medical Services is facing drunk driving charges following a recent incident in which he was found asleep in his vehicle in North Carolina.

Authorities claim to have received reports of a possible drunk driver at around 5:30 p.m. on a recent Friday. They assert that the individual who filed the report followed the driver, who eventually parked his vehicle in the driveway of a local residence. Police arrived at the scene soon thereafter, and claim the man was asleep behind the wheel while the vehicle was still running.

10 arrested for drug charges following recent investigation

A recent investigation into the presence of drug activity has reportedly led to the arrest of as many as 10 individuals in North Carolina. Those targeted by such large-scale operations might be accused of numerous drug charges, and they may find the subsequent process stressful and challenging. When facing similar circumstances, an individual may benefit from preparing for what comes next by focusing on his or her defense with guidance from an attorney.

According to reports, recent allegations of drug activity in the area prompted authorities to launch a large-scale investigation. They claim that with the use of undercover officers and informants, they were able to identify drug dealers through controlled purchases. These purchases consisted of numerous types and amounts of narcotics, ranging anywhere from heroin and ecstasy to methamphetamine and cocaine.

Civil litigation: Failure to yield leads to fatal collision

Motor vehicle accidents can be dangerous events that have the potential to leave those involved with serious injuries, or worse. Families who lose loved ones under similar circumstances due to the negligence of another party may wish to pursue restitution, potentially prompting a need for assistance during subsequent litigation. A recent accident in North Carolina has claimed the life of a 93-year-old woman, and left another party facing criminal charges.

According to reports, the incident took place on a recent Friday, when the driver of a vehicle failed to yield when making a left turn, resulting in a collision with an oncoming car. The force of the impact caused the car to overturn, and injured the driver and a passenger. The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment, but the woman who was riding in the car was pronounced dead soon thereafter.

Tip from the community leads to felony drug charges for 1

Law enforcement agents may choose to launch an investigation into the potential presence of drug activity for a variety of reasons. In some cases, the process could begin with accusations from members of the community who suspect another party's involvement in drug-related crimes. A man has recently been arrested and is facing multiple felony drug charges after an investigation that was initiated under similar circumstances in North Carolina.

Authorities claim to have received information from an unspecified number of individuals within a community about the possible presence of drug activity in the area. Although the nature of the information is unclear, they proceeded to launch an investigation into the matter. A search was initiated, which allegedly uncovered the presence of numerous types and amounts of illegal narcotics, including methamphetamine and marijuana.

The pressures and influences of college life can take a toll

Going off to college can be both exciting and stressful at the same time. Being on your own comes with a certain level of freedom, but it also comes with a great deal of responsibility, and the decisions you make during this crucial part of life could affect your future.

While you may consider yourself a responsible individual, college life can be full of influences, some of which could lead you down a difficult path. You might not want your college experience to be all work and no play, but using a certain level of caution in the latter could help you avoid facing drug charges.

Serious collision leads to DWI charges for 1 in North Carolina

Being involved in a serious collision can be a stressful process, and may only grow more challenging should it lead to allegations of a crime. When others are injured in the accident, police may be more inclined to suspect the presence of wrong-doing. A person is facing DWI charges following a recent accident in North Carolina involving a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer.

According to reports, the incident occurred as the tractor-trailer was attempting to make a left turn. While negotiating the turn, police say the pickup truck struck the semi and was forced into an oncoming lane. A third vehicle was apparently unable to avoid collision, and struck the pickup before spinning off the side of the road. The driver of the pickup and the third vehicle were both injured in the process and rushed to a hospital for treatment.

2 facing drug charges following traffic stop in North Carolina

Law enforcement agencies across the country make use of K-9 units to detect the presence of illegal narcotics in a variety of scenarios. In traffic stops, these units may perform an open air search of a vehicle, and many individuals have been accused of a crime under similar circumstances. Two women have recently been arrested and are now facing drug charges after a recent traffic stop in North Carolina.

According to authorities, the traffic stop was initiated in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 on a recent Monday. During this period, a K-9 unit was called out to investigate, and after performing an open air search, police claim the unit indicated that there were drugs within the vehicle. This led to a search, which allegedly uncovered the presence of as much as 130 pounds of marijuana.

1 facing drunk driving charges after crash involving day care van

Facing criminal accusations of any form can be stressful and intimidating. With the potential weight of a conviction looming overhead, those accused of drunk driving may find it beneficial to seek guidance in the initial stages of the process. A 30-year-old man has recently been arrested and is facing multiple charges following an accident in which six individuals were injured in North Carolina.

The incident is said to have occurred just after 8 a.m. on a recent Tuesday morning, when authorities say a vehicle veered into oncoming traffic and hit a car. Following the initial collision, the vehicle proceeded to strike a day-care van that was carrying several kids. Although six individuals, five of whom were kids, were taken to the hospital, no serious injuries were reported.

Accused of mortgage fraud? A strong defense is crucial

No matter what type of criminal charges you are currently facing, you would be wise to take your situation seriously. Whether it is a North Carolina state or federal charge, it is important to your future for you to approach white collar crime accusations in the correct manner. White collar crime may not seem as bad because of the lack of an element of violence, but in reality, a conviction could change the direction of your life.

There are various types of criminal activity that may fall under the category of white collar crime, and mortgage fraud is one of these. Whether you are under investigation still or charges are already pending, it is prudent not to delay in building a strong defense and working to protect your future interests.

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