Forgery and Financial Identity Crimes

Forgery encompasses more than just signing a check or document. You can be charged with forgery for signing a check with someone else's name, for creating a false document, for simply presenting a forged check or document to a store clerk, or for helping someone else do any of the above.

Often law enforcement will charge individuals with a combination of forgery, financial transaction card fraud, financial identity theft, conspiracy, or other related crimes, depending on the circumstances involved. Forgery cases often involve multiple transactions, and law enforcement will issue a separate warrant for each check, or each incident, involved.

Forgery and other financial crimes cases may involve substantial restitution in some cases, and depending on the dollar amount involved in each transaction, the potential penalties can be up to 10 years for each count.

If you are facing forgery or other financial identity charges, call our Myrtle Beach office at 843-444-6122 or contact us online before you speak to investigators, to find out what your options are and how we can help.