The definition of white collar crime varies from source to source. Wikipedia defines it as a “financially motivated nonviolent crime committed by business and government professionals.” defines it as “any of various crimes, as embezzlement, fraud, or stealing office equipment, committed by business or professional people while working at their occupations.” As the definition may vary, however, one common denominator exists — white collar crime is a crime committed through deception to gain monetarily. There are many forms, but the most common are:
  • Insurance fraud
  • Securities fraud, which includes insider trading
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • Money laundering
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Bribery
  • Identity theft
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