The things you are speaking of could be done, but this does not mean the assets are secure. If your assets begin to shrink, and you open safe deposit boxes, that could be grounds for the issuance of a search warrant. I can not advise you to deposit the funds in offshore accounts as this may constitute money laundering or wire fraud
. As far as transfer of property to another person, it depends on the amount in question. If you stole $1,000 i don't think they will devote a staff to tracking all assets you had, digging up credit history ect If the amount is high like $50,000+ they may look at transactions for possible fraud. The property is not protected if it was transfered for the purpose of avoiding restitution or leins ect. Similar to bankruptcy law, if you owe 100,000 to your creditors and are claiming inability to pay by bankruptcy, but they see a month before you filed transactions of giving, or transferring assets to others, it is presumed fraudulent and those debts are not dischargerable. so if you transfered property to your spouse, this would obviously be to prevent it from being seized, would be declared fraud and it wouldn't matter.sometimes people get away with this for small unregistered items like jewelry, firearms, or other expensive articles that there is no clear chain of ownership. cars, boats, land, homes all have clear records of ownership and thus concealing these assets is difficult.