Point Of Sale Fraud Defense
Embezzlement at the point of sale is also called “nonregister sales” or “point of sale fraud.” This is a serious act that constitutes for many terminations throughout Minnesota, as well as the prosecution of former employees by employers. If you or a loved one has been accused of fraud at the point of sale, it is important to see the representation of an experienced Minneapolis white collar lawyer as soon as possible.
Jennifer Speas has the experience and knowledge to build a strong case that is designed to get the best possible result. Even if you feel there is no chance, you may be surprised at the possibilities once the case has been thoroughly evaluated. There may be factors that can lead to a reduction in charges or charge dismissal.
How Point Of Sale Fraud Works
Nonregister sales, or point of sale fraud, occurs at the point of sale. Usually, it happens sometime between the moment a customer hands the employee money and the moment the money should go into the cash register. Most companies make use of revel systems or similar options to try and minimize this risk, but this is a crime that frequently happens in retail establishments. If there is a high number of low dollar transactions, there is a good chance some kind of fraud may be happening. Multiple low transactions makes fraud more difficult to spot, but can also cause suspicions to arise when there is no fraud at all.
There are two main types of point of sale fraud. They are:
- Targeting the transactions when the customers pay money to the business
- Return of goods where money passes from the business to the customer
Sometimes, return of goods can involve stealing goods off the shelves and then returning them for cash. Many major retailers will refund cash if the total return is under a certain dollar amount.
A person may void a sale before it is completed so the sale is never recorded. This has been made harder with the requirement that customers receive receipts, but it still happens. It can also be easy for someone to be accused of point of sale fraud when they didn’t do it.
Defending Your Rights
Whether the crime was committed or not, it is important that you seek out the representation of an experienced Minneapolis white collar lawyer to protect your rights and defend your future. Jennifer Speas is committed to building a strong defense so you can secure the best outcome in your case.
Contact A Minneapolis White Collar Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been charged with embezzlement at the point of sale, it is important to speak to an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Jennifer Speas has extensive experience in theft and white collar crime cases and can apply this experience and her knowledge of the law to your case. To learn more about your rights and options, call the Speas Law Firm, P.A., at 612-333-6160 to request an initial consultation.