Crimes Related to Banks and Banking

Congress has promulgated a number of criminal statutes applicable to crimes against banks and banking institutions. Some crimes are related to more violent acts, such as robbery, while others focus on nonviolent crimes, such as money laundering. Each of the crimes listed below is contained in Title 18 of the United States Code.

  • Bank bribery is prohibited under Title 18, sections 212 through 215.
  • Theft by a bank officer or employee is prohibited under Title 18, section 656.
  • False bank entry is prohibited under Title 18, section 1005.
  • False statements to the FDIC are prohibited under Title 18, section 1007.
  • Bank fraud is prohibited under Title 18, section 1344.
  • Obstruction of an examination of a financial institution is prohibited under Title 18, section 1517.
  • Money laundering is prohibited under Title 18, sections 1956 through 1960.
  • Bank robbery is prohibited under Title 18, section 2113.
  • Crimes involving coins and currency are prohibited under provisions in Title 18, Chapter 17.

Inside Crimes Related to Banks and Banking