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    White Collar Crimes

    Executive man behind the bars

    White Collar Crimes prosecutors in the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office investigate and prosecute non-violent felony property crimes. White collar crime cases may involve elder financial theft,  theft, misapplication of fiduciary property, insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, money laundering, tampering with governmental records, securing execution of a document by deception, security fraud, identity theft, breach of computer security, theft of intellectual property, or any crime where technology is used in the commission.  

    These prosecutors are also called upon to investigate and prosecute cases involving public corruption.

    White Collar Crimes receives complaints from law enforcement agencies, as well as the public. If a complaint warrants, it is assigned to an investigator and an attorney for review and investigation. Investigation and prosecution can be time consuming due to the volume of records required to be examined and the time required to obtain documents from banks and other financial institutions.

    Sometimes, an investigation reveals that proof of a criminal offense beyond a reasonable doubt is not possible. In those situations, the complaining parties may be advised to consult private attorneys in order to protect their interests and explore potential civil remedies. For example, a breach of contract does not constitute a criminal offense but may give rise to a civil claim for damages.

    A citizen wanting to report a white collar crime should first contact their local police agency.