In the State of Michigan fraud, in general, is a criminal charge that involves a wrongful or criminal deception to the detriment of an innocent party, for the defendant’s personal or financial gain. There are several different types of fraud and some examples are; Medicare Fraud, Healthcare Fraud, Insurance Fraud, Credit Card Fraud, Identity Theft, among many others. A fraud conviction and the consequences associated with it are severe. A fraud conviction carries the potential for jail or prison time and the reputation of being a criminal and untrustworthy. This can cause lifetime damage to the person’s reputation and career. It is important that if you are charged with any fraud crime that you have an experienced and trustworthy criminal defense team to fight for your rights.