The term "wire fraud" suggests that a very clear means of communication is being used to perpetrate the crime in question. But the way the law tends to be applied is a whole lot broader than that and it's something that some Georgia readers might wonder about.
What might surprise readers most is that the term didn't even get codified into law until very recently. At first glance, one might think that wire fraud might refer to actions conducted over telegraph or telephone wires. But according to study produced in 2011 by the Congressional Research Service, wire fraud became a matter of statute only in 1952. It reflected an extension of the mail fraud statute dating back to the 19th century.