Documenting Financial Losses

Please use these tips to begin documenting your fraud losses.

Courts can usually order restitution for money lost directly in the fraudulent act, expenses for travel to and from court proceedings, child care, lost wages, and payments for medical or mental health treatment for conditions caused by the crime.

Financial losses that usually cannot be included in a restitution order include state or federal taxes, interest, penalties, or fines; unpaid or promised interest; expenses for private legal representation; and fees for tax advisors, accountants, or other professionals. You should still track those expenses, as you might be able to recover them in another way, such as through civil litigation.

Specifically, you should save or obtain:

Also, you should document:

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