White Collar Crimes

A “white collar” crime is a nickname commonly given to those criminal cases which occur in the workplace or government, normally involving theft or fraud.  The name white collar crime implies some level of sophistication of the offense, and is usually associated with someone in the corporation or government entity who is in a position of authority.  In Florida, there is no statute which specifically explains what a white collar crime is, but several examples of Florida white collar crimes include:

  • Embezzlement
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards
  • Forgery
  • Unemployment Compensation Fraud

Beginning in 1991 as a prosecuting attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, attorney Jeffrey A. Haynes was assigned by the State Attorney’s Office to investigate and prosecute white collar crimes in Pasco County.  For the past 21 years, he has investigated and now defends those individuals who are charged with white collar crimes.