On Oct. 22, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would make it a federal crime for people in South Carolina and around the country to commit acts of animal cruelty. However, the measure wouldn't interfere with local and state laws on animal abuse.
Individuals in South Carolina may commit bank fraud in two different ways. First, this act can be committed by obtaining money or other assets from a financial institution. Alternatively, a person could pose as a financial institution to get money from another person in a fraudulent manner. Bank fraud is different than a bank robbery because an individual is more secretive about the crime.
Computers can be used in South Carolina or any other state to commit a crime. Larceny or harassment are typically illegal no matter where or how these activities are carried out, but computers and the internet have made it easier for individuals to find and attack their victims.
High-rolling lifestyles can be very appealing. People with large incomes can afford to bankroll projects, fund charities and even help siblings and friends with monetary gifts. Generosity not only looks good, it genuinely feels good. But what happens when someone goes too far, too fast, in chasing a financial dream?