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2 arrests made in Illinois regarding alleged white collar crime

When purchasing a motor vehicle, it is unlawful to provide false personal information to secure a deal. Using another person's identity or false banking information, etc... is considered white collar crime that is punishable by imprisonment if convicted in an Illinois court. Two people were recently arrested and charged for such crimes.

The pair is accused of making 5-figure purchases using fraudulent identification. The two Chicago residents, one age 34, the other, 38, have reportedly admitted unlawful acts to police. Authorities say the duo told them they used an internet site to buy false driver's licenses and Social Security numbers.

One of those arrested apparently purchased a car using the false information. On another occasion, the same man brought the other man with him to buy another motor vehicle. However, at some point during their interaction with car dealership representatives, police were called because employees suspected the information being used was not authentic.

The two men were arrested on suspicion of a white collar crime and placed in a county jail in Illinois. If convicted, they may face time in prison, as well as substantial fines. Anyone currently facing similar charges who wishes to employ all options toward a strong defense may contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer for guidance. A successful outcome in court often hinges upon skilled and aggressive defense representation. As a personal advocate, a defense attorney can combat any tactics set forth by prosecutors to reduce the chances of being convicted and offset long-lasting negative effects that may accompany a particular situation.

Source: Elmhurst, IL Patch, "After Dozens of Identity Theft Reports Go Unsolved, 2 Are Arrested", Anicka Slachta, Dec. 12, 2016

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