Though readers may not realize it, law enforcement agencies in the El Paso, Texas, area, take white collar theft very seriously. There are many different actions which may lead to someone being accused of this crime, including fraud. A man was recently arrested for fraudulent use of possession of indentifying info, by the El Paso Police Department.
According to law enforcement, the alleged fraud took place when the man conducted fake job fairs at area hotels. In the course of those job fairs the man is accused of gathering personal information from applicants. The 54-year-old man was initially arrested in connection with the crime last August. At that point he was charged with theft.
Because El Paso police are seeking information from individuals who the man may have taken this information from, it appears that the case against the man is still being built. This may bode well for the man’s defense. The sooner an accused begins to create a defense–ideally when one learns the he or she is under investigation–the better.
The best way to approach the matter will depend on the specific circumstances surrounding the allegations. It is possible that the case could go to trial and be decided there. It is also possible that the case could settle prior to that event. The approach the defense will take in the case remains to be seen. What is clear is that in most cases, to secure a favorable outcome, it is in the best interest of the accused individual to work with a lawyer.
Source: KDBC, “EPPD files additional charges in 2013 financial crimes case,” Andra Litton, April 15, 2014