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Economic crimes often wipe out a victim’s savings account, destroy family equity or render corporate stocks worthless to shareholders. The Economic Crimes Division is responsible for prosecuting a wide variety of wrongdoing, including computer intrusion, identity theft, investment scams, embezzlements, real estate matters, environmental crimes and the theft of public assistance funds. The division also acts to protect consumers and businesses by successfully filing numerous civil cases to prohibit unfair business practices within the marketplace. The division was led by Chief Stephen Robinson and Assistant Chief Nida Rice last year.