Fraud is the wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.
For something to be fraudulent: It has to be a false statement about a material fact, knowledge that the statement is untrue, intent to deceive the victim, evidence of fraud from the victim and injury to the victim, in any way.
Forgery is a criminal act that takes place when a person falsifies a document with the intent to deceive another person, business, organization or entity. In order for documents to fall within the bounds of forgery, the document must have some legal significance such as: Prescriptions, wills, checks, deeds or identification. Forgery is considered a felony in all 50 states and carries hefty fines, possible jail time and restitution to the victims. Since these crimes are severe, it only makes sense to have an experienced lawyer on your side.