Types of White Collar Crimes List, Federal Offenses

The Deception is the obscure force behind White Collar Crimes, oppose to Street Crimes that use violence. These White Collar Crimes are committed by Business People and Public Officials. Fraud and Extortion are some common offenses on this matter.

The term was first used by Edwin Sutherland on a speech given to the American Sociological Society on 1939. Sutherland defined the term as "crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation."

Types of White Collar Crimes



Most common white collar crimes are:

  • Antitrust Violations

  • Computer and Internet Fraud

  • Credit Card Fraud

  • Phone and Telemarketing Fraud

  • Bankruptcy Fraud

  • Health Care Fraud

  • Environmental Law Violations

  • Insurance Fraud

  • Mail Fraud

  • Government Fraud

  • Tax Evasion

  • Financial Fraud

  • Securities Fraud

  • Insider Trading

  • Bribery

  • Kickbacks

  • Extortion

  • Counterfeiting

  • Public Corruption

  • Money Laundering

  • Embezzlement

  • Economic Espionage and Trade Secret Theft