Embezzlement Laws

Embezzlement is the theft of funds or property belonging to another individual or entity. It is a crime separate from larceny because the accused party was entrusted with the assets and therefore had a right of possession. When the money/property is converted to a personal gain, however, embezzlement has occurred.

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Embezzlement usually includes a falsification of records to cover up the illegal actions. The most common forms of embezzlement occur in large companies and corporations. Trusted employees, like CFO's or Treasurers, take small amounts of money over an extended period of time to mask their deceit.

Embezzlement Schemes Include:

  • Creating a false vendor account
  • Creating phantom employees
  • Stealing a large lump sum
  • Stealing small amounts over time
  • Under reporting income

Because the people who are normally convicted of embezzlement and fraud include senior representatives of the company, embezzlement is considered a "white-collar" crime. However, a convenience store cashier can also be guilty of embezzlement by stealing money from the cash register. If your company has been the victim of embezzlement, you should contact an experienced securities attorney to help protect your rights.

Are you or someone you know seeking legal advice regarding embezzlement laws? If so, contact one of our experienced securities attorneys in your area today!

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Are you or someone you know seeking legal advice regarding embezzlement laws? If so, contact one of our experienced securities attorneys in your area today!

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