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What is Embezzlement and What are the Criminal Charges?

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What is Embezzlement and What are the Criminal Charges?

When we think of an embezzlement felony, we usually think of a bank manager or a bank teller who’s slowly taking from the bank over a period of time- they are embezzling funds. Well, that is partially right. Most jurisdictions make embezzlement a special type of crime because it involves a couple factors.

  1. Theft or Larceny: This means that a person diverts funds, cash or assets from the owner or the person it belongs to, to themselves.
  2. Relationship to the Victim: Relationship between the person who is taking the money and where they work or where they live. For example, a bank manager, as I talked about, is taking funds from the bank. He is an employee of the bank or the institution. He has a theft or a larceny and he has a relationship to the victim. It’s those two things that move it from a theft, which may be a lower degree crime to embezzlement. 

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