Springfield, VA asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Virginia

Q: Am I in trouble for Fraud if I don't have access to money?

Am I in trouble for Fraud if I leave the founder role in the small group? I'm one of the founder who DOESN'T have any access to the money. There is about $7,000 in total and money comes from people and sponsors. Money is used to put up the website and set up something for member to talk on as well as security. Are they really go to waste?

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Bryan J. Jones
Bryan J. Jones
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Your question is not clear. If you are saying that $7000 is missing from the group, then you could be charged with fraud if they can show that you took the money. If they cannot show that you can access to the money, then you probably won't be charged. Of course, if you helped someone take the money, even though you didn't have access to the money yourself, you could still be charged.

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