The Economic Crime Unit primarily prosecutes financial crimes such as theft, forgery, fraud and credit card fraud. The Economic Crime Unit in the Denver DA's Office staffs its own intake section to field complaints and allegations, receiving an incredible 10,000 calls a year!
Many inquiries turn out to be civil matters rather than criminal matters. Civil matters are referred elsewhere for resolution. Criminal matters are investigated by a team of skilled investigators who prepare cases for prosecution by deputies of the Economic Crime Unit. They aggressively pursue criminals suspected of financial crimes and have an excellent track record for seeking restitution when possible.
It is far easier to prevent economic crime than it is to prosecute it and secure restitution, and most victims will never fully recover all that they have lost. For this reason, the Economic Crime Unit also focuses on Crime Prevention, providing safety information and extensive community outreach.
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