Financial Crimes

At the law office of H. Ernest Stone, Attorney PC, we provide strong and compassionate defense for clients facing financial crime allegations like fraud, embezzlement, identity theft, and more. We have successfully defended clients against financial charges for over 27 years.

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Financial Crime Charges Can Destroy Your Career And Future

Being accused of a financial crime like credit card fraud, insurance fraud, or embezzlement can lead to serious penalties including years in prison. These charges also carry the stigma of being untrustworthy, which can destroy reputations and limit future opportunities. Defending against financial crime allegations is complex, requiring an attorney with specific skills and experience. Skills and experience we have developed over more than 27 years in the courtroom.

Defense Based on Understanding & Compassion

We have a comprehensive approach to legal defense that addresses both the immediate legal needs and the broader context surrounding a case. Our team draws on experience with trauma, addiction, and mental health to uncover critical factors that often underlie financial crimes. This enables us to humanize clients, mount the strongest possible defense, and help clients make lasting and positive changes in their lives.

Our Approach to Defending Financial Crime Cases

At our firm, we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive and strategic defense against a wide range of financial crime allegations, which may include credit card fraud, embezzlement, forgery, healthcare fraud, and insurance fraud. Our approach is centered around tailoring our defense strategies to the unique circumstances of each case.

Defense Against Credit Card Fraud Charges

In cases involving credit card fraud allegations, we employ a vigorous defense strategy that involves a thorough investigation of the facts and a strong advocacy for the accused. We focus on examining the specifics of the case, such as issues related to identity theft, card skimming, and the use of stolen cards. We may argue, for example, that the accused was unaware that the card was stolen when it was used. Additionally, we possess expertise in technical forms of fraud, including skimming devices, and we pay meticulous attention to detail to construct the most robust defense possible.

Uncovering Flaws in Embezzlement Cases

For clients facing embezzlement accusations, we work diligently to challenge the allegations, particularly those related to stealing from an employer through deceptive payroll practices or other means. Our team, with a background in accounting, is skilled at identifying inconsistencies within complex financial records. We meticulously scrutinize the paper trail to reveal any weaknesses in the prosecution's version of events.

Exposing Lapses in Forgery Investigations

In cases involving forgery charges such as check fraud, fake documents, and identity theft, we are committed to challenging the allegations by carefully analyzing the available evidence for errors, oversights, or misconduct. Our in-depth knowledge of the various ways documents can be falsified informs our robust defense strategies. We work tirelessly to undermine any instances of sloppy or incomplete police work.

Defending Against Healthcare and Insurance Fraud

Our firm has successfully represented individuals and entities, including doctors, nurses, clinics, and patients, facing healthcare fraud charges. We understand that innocent errors can sometimes be misconstrued as fraudulent activities. When defending those accused of insurance fraud, such as inflating claims, we conduct thorough investigations to uncover any rush to judgment or false assumptions. Our track record in defending these complex cases speaks to our dedication and expertise.

Comprehensive Defense and Continued Support

Unlike many legal practitioners, our firm takes a comprehensive approach to defense, extending our support to clients even after their cases conclude. We connect them to rehabilitation and support resources, providing them with crucial assistance to improve their lives moving forward.

Contact our office today to schedule a consultation if you are facing financial crime charges. Our firm's commitment to providing rigorous defense and compassionate counsel remains unwavering, ensuring you receive the comprehensive legal support you deserve.

“I would absolutely recommend Ernie to anyone. ”
He was more than just my lawyer. He was my guardian angel during a very scary and desperate time in my life. He walked with me every step of the way and looked out for my best interest at every twist and turn. He stayed available seven days a week and within moments of my reaching out to him. I will be indebted to him forever. I knew I was in safe hands even though my matter kept me in constant fear. He gave me the courage to keep pushing forward and spent countless hours cheerleading me through an unspeakable experience.


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"Attorney Stone was excellent."
He was extremely knowledgeable and knew his way around the Diversion Program and the Court. He gave us all the information and potential results upfront. He explained the entire process to us from start to finish and he mapped out a plan of action that resulted in a favorable outcome for my child. I would recommend Attorney Stone 100 percent. Thanks to him my child has no criminal record.



"I knew Ernie was the real deal."
I knew the moment I spoke to Ernie on the phone he was the real deal. He made us feel at ease during a very stressful time and fought for us. We won our case because of his perseverance and professionalism. He’s just a really good person who’s in your corner fighting for you. Thanks Ernie you’re the best!!!!


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"I can't say enough about Ernie and his team. "
They helped our family navigate a very delicate and complicated legal situation. We couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. And Ernie's down-to-earth demeanor helped us feel like we were being listened to and never being talked down to. I would highly recommend Ernie, as I am certain he would do his absolute best to achieve a best-case-scenario outcome for every single one of his clients.

R. Hall

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"Much love and appreciation to this group"
Although my experience with this group was brief I would recommend them to anyone. From the first call I knew this was the right choice. Ernie kept my best interests in mind when representing me with results better than expected! I can’t thank them enough. Special shout-out to Joanne who is truly the nicest person. Their whole vibe was homely like family. Much love and appreciation to this group... even the 4 legged nugget running around their office.

A. Ram

Former Client

"I was in good hands..."
Before working with Ernie I was very unaware of how my future would be and felt alone in my case; that all changed once I had Ernie Stone as my lawyer. Very professional, very reassuring, very caring and helpful with any questions you may have. I can definitely say that there was always a smile on their faces and made me feel welcomed and well taken care of. I had no doubt in mind that I was in good hands and that I was going to be alright.

Raydelis J.

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