Question: What is fraud in Wisconsin?

Answer: Fraud is simply an attempt to lie or cheat in some way to gain an advantage of some kind. There are many different kinds. In Wisconsin statutes, we have specifically listed fraud on a hotel, on a restaurant, taxi cab, gas station. Any kind of the attempt or the use of a service with the intent not to pay—so leaving without paying a bill, without paying for the gas, different things like that—that would all be considered types of fraud. Then there’s also writing out worthless checks, forging a check or any other kind of forgery, a fraudulent writing to try and gain some sort of advantage—whether it’s monetary or other—all of that would be different kinds of fraud.

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