Some scams don’t pan (pay) out. Take for instance a recent scam in California where a man designed thought of the bright idea to fake parking tickets and put them on cars. The citations created actually had QR codes which linked potential victims to a website the man created so that the ‘violators’ could pay their ‘fines’. Although perhaps well-conceived, the scam didn’t escape detection and the man who created it was taken into custody last week on suspicion of unlawful use of a computer system and attempted fraud. Presumably he will also face a myriad of theft charges if law enforcement can prove that folks actually did pay the fake parking fine, which – of course – he denies happening. Crime doesn’t pay, at least in this particular case, and will surely lead to some spendy attorney’s fees for the man arrested.
SQ Attorneys is a Washington State criminal defense law firm comprised of two seasoned criminal defense lawyers, Greg Schwesinger and Saad Qadri. Although the firm and its attorneys does not support, or otherwise condone, criminal behavior, the criminal attorneys that make up the SQ team certainly realize that sometimes good people make bad choices or otherwise get caught up in a bad situations. Some crimes like DUI – for instance – don’t even include a ‘state of mind’ element – the government has simply legislated that certain behavior – regardless of the person’s intent or knowledge – is illegal. If you or a loved one is cited for a crime, regardless of the type, don’t despair, contact a qualified criminal defense attorney (like the ones that make up the team at SQ Attorneys) to assist you in navigating the criminal justice system. SQ Attorneys can be reached at (425) 359-3791 or (206) 441-0900.