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A conviction for fraud or embezzlement can impact your life for years to come — Attorney Phil Weinberg will relentlessly pursue the solution that’s best for you.

The criminal penalties imposed for a fraud or embezzlement conviction can be serious. For many people, the professional consequences can be significant as well. Attorney Phil Weinberg will work closely with you to develop a defense strategy that is tailored to fit your needs.

If you think you’re under investigation for fraud or embezzlement – or think you might be soon – it is important to seek experienced legal representation as soon as possible. Call Attorney Phil Weinberg at (425) 806-7200 for a free consultation. Attorney Phil Weinberg has over 25 years of experience defending people charged with fraud or embezzlement in Washington.

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About Fraud & Embezzlement in Washington


Fraud is the term used to describe a situation in which a person uses false statements to illegally obtain an asset or assets. Common examples of this are credit card fraud, check fraud, tax fraud, insurance fraud and identity theft. As with most theft-related crimes, the penalties you could face for fraud depend on the value of the assets obtained.

There are five elements that must be proven by the prosecutor in a fraud case. (1) You made a false statement of a material fact, (2) you knew that statement was untrue, (3) your intent was to deceive the alleged victim, (4) the alleged victim’s statement is reliable and (5) they sustained a loss as a result.

Every fraud case is unique. Attorney Phil Weinberg will expertly investigate all the facts and evidence of your case to build the best possible defense for your situation. Call (425) 806-7200 today to schedule a free consultation.


Embezzlement, by definition, is the unlawful misappropriation of money or property entrusted to one’s care for their own use. Examples of embezzlement include stealing or using company assets for personal gain, manipulating account balances and forging or altering company documents. Like most theft-related crimes, the penalties you could face for embezzlement depend on the value of the money or assets taken.

Embezzlement cases can be complex because they often involve extensive paper and electronic documentation. Call (425) 806-7200 for a free consultation with Attorney Phil Weinberg. After thoroughly investigating your case, Attorney Phil Weinberg will work with you to identify the best defense options for your individual situation.

Effective Representation for Your Unique Situation

A conviction for any kind of fraud or embezzlement could have both short and long term consequences. With over 25 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney, I have the expertise to represent you effectively, regardless of how serious the charges against you are.

Every case is unique. My main goal is to protect your rights and future by preventing a fraud or embezzlement conviction in your case. I have had success in conducting careful negotiations to avoid the filing of charges as well as seeking the dismissal of charges filed. Other possible defenses for fraud or embezzlement cases include insufficient evidence, absence of intent and entrapment.

Attorney Phil Weinberg can provide an expert defense for your fraud or embezzlement charge.

As a skilled Criminal Defense Attorney, I have the skills and expertise to assist those charged with fraud or embezzlement in King and Snohomish counties. If you’re facing charges for any type of fraud or embezzlement in Bellevue, Everett, Lynnwood, Kirkland, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Seattle, Redmond, Kent, Federal Way, Woodinville, Monroe, Bothell, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Shoreline, Marysville or Arlington; call me, Attorney Phil Weinberg, at (425) 806-7200 for a thorough initial consultation at no cost.