The fraud statutes in Virginia are wide-ranging and include such offenses as check fraud, credit card and larceny by false pretenses. The punishment for an offense will vary based upon the fraudulent method used and the amount of money and/or property obtained by way of the fraud. In addition to possible fines, probation and/or imprisonment, a conviction for fraud will appear on your criminal record and could impact your ability to obtain employment. If you have been charged with an offense, it is important to discuss the facts of the case with attorneys to determine what defenses you may have to the charge.