History Main / WhiteCollarCrime

7th Apr '16 12:00:31 PM CrazyUncleNikola
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* While the ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' series focuses more on violent crime one of the activities in Grand Theft Auto V involves being able to play the stock market. A string of assassination missions will affect this isn game market allowing the player to use their insider knowledge of a crime they are about to commit to buy and sell stock. If done correctly the player can turn tens of millions into a few billion just by playing the stock market.

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* While the ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' series focuses more on violent crime crime, one of the activities in Grand Theft Auto V involves being able to play the stock market. A string of assassination missions will affect this isn the in game market market, allowing the player to use their insider knowledge of a crime they are about to commit to buy and sell stock. their advantage. If done correctly the player can turn tens of millions into a few billion just by playing the stock market.buying and selling certain stocks at opportune times.



* Arguably the original white collar scandal, the South Sea Bubble of 1720 (in which the South Sea Company inflated their stock prices through various fraudulent means to create a speculative bubble of mindboggling magnitude) led to the passing of some of the first laws against investment fraud.

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* Arguably the original white collar scandal, the South Sea Bubble of 1720 (in which the South Sea Company inflated their stock prices through various fraudulent means to create a speculative bubble of mindboggling mind-boggling magnitude) led to the passing of some of the first laws against investment fraud.
7th Apr '16 11:57:07 AM CrazyUncleNikola
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* While the ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' series focuses more on violent crime one of the activities in Grand Theft Auto V involves being able to play the stock market. A string of assassination missions will affect this isn game market allowing the player to use their insider knowledge of a crime they are about to commit to buy and sell stock. If done correctly the player can turn tens of millions into a few billion just by playing the stock market.
20th Mar '16 3:04:49 AM jormis29
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The supertrope of StealingFromTheTill and {{Ponzi}}.

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The supertrope of StealingFromTheTill StealingFromTheTill, PennyShaving and {{Ponzi}}.
18th Mar '16 10:38:19 PM gemmabeta2
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* The spectacular collapse of Barings Bank, the world's second oldest merchant bank (est'd 1762) was caused by the machinations of a single employee, who, in an attempt to cover for a bad investment, ended up going on an increasingly disastrous spree of high-risk speculative gambles that dug the company into a $1.3 billion hole.

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* The spectacular collapse of Barings Bank, the world's second oldest merchant bank (est'd 1762) was caused by the machinations of a single employee, who, in an attempt to cover for a bad investment, ended up going on an increasingly disastrous spree of high-risk speculative gambles that dug the company into a $1.3 billion hole.hole (and no one noticed because the man was essentially appointed to be his own auditor via an administrative oversight).
18th Mar '16 10:36:25 PM gemmabeta2
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* The spectacular collapse of Barings Bank, the world's second oldest merchant bank (est'd 1762) was caused by the machinations of a single employee (Nick Neeson), who, in a desperate attempt to cover for a series of bad speculative investments, eventually dug the company into a $1.3 billion hole.
* The infamous Bank of Credit and Credit International (''lightly'' fictionalized in the film ''Film/TheInternational'') was known to regularly dip into more blue collar crimes (like kidnapping, extortion, and a few cases of murder that was never formally connected to them) when their cadre of regular white collar fraudsters were not up to task.

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* The spectacular collapse of Barings Bank, the world's second oldest merchant bank (est'd 1762) was caused by the machinations of a single employee (Nick Neeson), employee, who, in a desperate an attempt to cover for a series of bad investment, ended up going on an increasingly disastrous spree of high-risk speculative investments, eventually gambles that dug the company into a $1.3 billion hole.
* The infamous Bank of Credit Commerce and Credit International (''lightly'' fictionalized in the film ''Film/TheInternational'') was known to regularly dip into more blue collar crimes (like kidnapping, extortion, and a few cases of murder that was never formally connected to them) when their cadre of regular white collar fraudsters were not up to task.
18th Mar '16 10:30:05 PM gemmabeta2
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* The infamous Bank of Credit and Credit International (/'lightly'' fictionalized in the film ''Film/TheInternational'') was known to regularly dip into more blue collar crimes (like kidnapping, extortion, and a few cases of murder that was never formally connected to them) when their cadre of regular white collar fraudsters were not up to task.

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* The infamous Bank of Credit and Credit International (/'lightly'' (''lightly'' fictionalized in the film ''Film/TheInternational'') was known to regularly dip into more blue collar crimes (like kidnapping, extortion, and a few cases of murder that was never formally connected to them) when their cadre of regular white collar fraudsters were not up to task.
18th Mar '16 10:29:55 PM gemmabeta2
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* The infamous Bank of Business and Credit International (fictionalized in the film ''Film/TheInternational'') was known to regularly dip into more blue collar crimes (like kidnapping, extortion, and a few cases of murder that was never formally connected to them) when their cadre of regular white collar fraudsters were not up to task.

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* The infamous Bank of Business Credit and Credit International (fictionalized (/'lightly'' fictionalized in the film ''Film/TheInternational'') was known to regularly dip into more blue collar crimes (like kidnapping, extortion, and a few cases of murder that was never formally connected to them) when their cadre of regular white collar fraudsters were not up to task.
18th Mar '16 10:28:56 PM gemmabeta2
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* Arguably the original white collar scandal, the South Sea Bubble of 1720 (in which the South Sea Company inflated their stock prices through various fraudulent means to create a speculative bubble of mindboggling magnitude) led to the passing of some of the first laws against investment fraud.


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* The spectacular collapse of Barings Bank, the world's second oldest merchant bank (est'd 1762) was caused by the machinations of a single employee (Nick Neeson), who, in a desperate attempt to cover for a series of bad speculative investments, eventually dug the company into a $1.3 billion hole.
* The infamous Bank of Business and Credit International (fictionalized in the film ''Film/TheInternational'') was known to regularly dip into more blue collar crimes (like kidnapping, extortion, and a few cases of murder that was never formally connected to them) when their cadre of regular white collar fraudsters were not up to task.
1st Jan '16 3:38:00 AM erforce
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Embezzlement. Corporate espionage. [[OfficeSpace Violence against copy machines]]. These are all white collar crimes, the sort executed by the White Collar Worker. They tend to be non-violent and money-driven. The Enron scandal in Real Life raised awareness about these sort of criminals. If the perpetrators are caught, fiction will often portray them as going to a LuxuryPrisonSuite. How often this happens in RealLife (and to what degree) varies.

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Embezzlement. Corporate espionage. [[OfficeSpace [[Film/OfficeSpace Violence against copy machines]]. These are all white collar crimes, the sort executed by the White Collar Worker. They tend to be non-violent and money-driven. The Enron scandal in Real Life raised awareness about these sort of criminals. If the perpetrators are caught, fiction will often portray them as going to a LuxuryPrisonSuite. How often this happens in RealLife (and to what degree) varies.
3rd Aug '15 10:21:01 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumLivingHell, Warren White is on trial for a massive investment scheme. He gets his trial transferred to [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Gotham]] for an easier insanity defense, which was probably the biggest mistake of his life.

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* In ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumLivingHell, ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumLivingHell'', Warren White is on trial for a massive investment scheme. He gets his trial transferred to [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Gotham]] for an easier insanity defense, which was probably the biggest mistake of his life.



* One of the XWingSeries novels has Wraith Squadron pretending to be the crew of a warship touring planets aligned with Warlord Zsinj; they killed the captain and will later start [[DeadPersonImpersonation impersonating]] him with [[OfCorpseHesAlive the help]] of his full-holo CaptainsLog, but in this particular instance a planetary governor wants to talk to the captain. Improvising, Face pretends to be a lieutenant and says that the captain is [[BlatantLies in the bath, dictating his memoirs]]. He has to budget his time; he's not some planetary governor who can skim taxes with one hand and pick his nose with the other! (It helps that the late captain was a massive narcissist who dictated his personal log in full holo--the equivalent of recording a video journal using a cinema-quality camera--so him dictating his memoirs in the bath was almost plausible.)
* Chapter 21 of ''ThePaleKing'' is a conversation between an IRS auditor and a businessman trying to falsify his tax report. He is given two options: jail, or filing a new report with the correct information and paying the late fees.

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* One of the XWingSeries ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'' novels has Wraith Squadron pretending to be the crew of a warship touring planets aligned with Warlord Zsinj; they killed the captain and will later start [[DeadPersonImpersonation impersonating]] him with [[OfCorpseHesAlive the help]] of his full-holo CaptainsLog, but in this particular instance a planetary governor wants to talk to the captain. Improvising, Face pretends to be a lieutenant and says that the captain is [[BlatantLies in the bath, dictating his memoirs]]. He has to budget his time; he's not some planetary governor who can skim taxes with one hand and pick his nose with the other! (It helps that the late captain was a massive narcissist who dictated his personal log in full holo--the equivalent of recording a video journal using a cinema-quality camera--so him dictating his memoirs in the bath was almost plausible.)
* Chapter 21 of ''ThePaleKing'' ''Literature/ThePaleKing'' is a conversation between an IRS auditor and a businessman trying to falsify his tax report. He is given two options: jail, or filing a new report with the correct information and paying the late fees.



* On ''BrothersAndSisters'', William Walker embezzled his company's pension plan in order to buy a plot of land in the desert. Because the Army wanted the land, the Walker children were able to sell it to them at a profit before anyone noticed the money was gone.

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* On ''BrothersAndSisters'', ''Series/BrothersAndSisters'', William Walker embezzled his company's pension plan in order to buy a plot of land in the desert. Because the Army wanted the land, the Walker children were able to sell it to them at a profit before anyone noticed the money was gone.



* [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the name suggests,]] ''WhiteCollar'' is about a BoxedCrook brought in by the FBI to investigate this sort of crime.

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* [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the name suggests,]] ''WhiteCollar'' ''Series/WhiteCollar'' is about a BoxedCrook brought in by the FBI to investigate this sort of crime.



* This sets off the plot to ''TwoBrokeGirls'': Caroline's father is arrested for running a {{Ponzi}} Scheme.

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* This sets off the plot to ''TwoBrokeGirls'': ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'': Caroline's father is arrested for running a {{Ponzi}} Scheme.



* The Corporations in ''{{Shadowrun}}'' engage in a variety of hiring shadowrunners to do their dirty deeds ranging from small things like stealing the lunch orders of the rival's corporate meeting to ordering the murder of a rival CEO.

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* The Corporations in ''{{Shadowrun}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' engage in a variety of hiring shadowrunners to do their dirty deeds ranging from small things like stealing the lunch orders of the rival's corporate meeting to ordering the murder of a rival CEO.



* This is the main motivation of ''CaptainPlanet'' villian Luten Plunder.
* In ''TheSimpsons'', Sideshow Bob is convicted of voter fraud for fixing the mayoral election - and is sentenced to Springwood Minimum Security Prison and joins the prison rowing team to race against Princeton.

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* This is the main motivation of ''CaptainPlanet'' ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanet'' villian Luten Plunder.
* In ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Sideshow Bob is convicted of voter fraud for fixing the mayoral election - and is sentenced to Springwood Minimum Security Prison and joins the prison rowing team to race against Princeton.
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