What is Embezzlement?
Embezzlement is the illegal taking of anything (usually money or property), which has been entrusted to that person's care. One example of embezzlement is when an employee entrusted with their employer's money takes it for the employee's own use; embezzlement is a form of White Collar Crime.
Consequences of a Criminal Embezzlement Conviction
- It could be on your record for life
- Probation or parole
- Significant fines
- Loss of occupational licensing
Likelihood of any of the above consequences depends on the following factors:
- Extent of money or property that was embezzled
- Harm to the person or company that suffered the embezzlement
- Prior convictions
- Currently on probation or parole
Accused of Embezzlement?
If you are accused of embezzlement, you should speak to an attorney immediately to learn more about your rights, your defenses and the complicated legal system.
Victims of Embezzlement
If you are a victim of embezzlement, you should call the police. If there is sufficient evidence, the police will then forward your case to the District Attorney's office to prosecute the person who committed the embezzlement against you.
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Last Modified: 09-02-2011 02:07 PM PDT