Financial Crimes (Fraud , Forgery & Identity Theft)

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The Financial Crimes Unit has been charged with the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses involving; split-deposit schemes, counterfeit checks, Internet fraud, stolen checks, identity thefts and identity takeovers within the City of Merced.

Over the years, the Merced Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit has kept pace with changing crime trends, technology, and law, and has adapted in order to meet contemporary crime problems. We continuously seek and implement new methods of investigation to efficiently combat crime based upon the opportunity caused by rapid changes in technology.

White-collar crime is responsible for the loss of billions of dollars annually to government, businesses, and citizens nationwide. The Financial Crimes Unit is committed to aggressively investigating and prosecuting offenders, of these financial crimes, in state and federal courts.

This website is designed to assist and educate you in dealing with the complexity of financial crimes. You will find information dealing with the prevention of financial crime and the necessary steps to take if you become a victim. You will also find a comprehensive section dealing with the most common scams and a listing of agencies and organizations that can provide you with additional information.

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