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Embezzlement/Employee Theft

Embezzlement is a type of theft crime that is committed by an employee of an organization. Theft crimes are punished seriously in the United States, especially here in Dallas, Texas. Embezzlement is punished harshly because these acts involve a breach of employee trust.

What Is The Definition of Embezzlement and Employee Theft?

Employee theft, or embezzlement, applies to any situation in which an individual steals from the company. There are numerous circumstances that could be defined as embezzlement/employee theft, including theft of money, equipment, or intellectual property.

What Are Some Examples of Embezzlement/Employee Theft?

Embezzlement crimes could range from employee theft of minor amounts of cash, to monetary misappropriation that results in large monetary gains.

Simple Cash Skimming

Simple cash skimming is one of the most commonly occurring types of employee theft. In these cases, an employee who handles cash directly may embezzle funds by falsifying documents to pocket cash from transactions.

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Misappropriation of Funds

Misappropriation of funds is a form of embezzlement in which an employee intentionally misplaces funds for their own financial gain. This person is generally an individual who has been trusted to manage organization funds.

Other Examples of Embezzlement/Employee Theft Include:

  • Filing intentionally inaccurate time sheets.
  • Fraudulent use of company credit cards.
  • Stealing employer’s trade secrets.
  • Theft of customer information.
  • Theft of outside services.

Which Federal Laws are Applicable for Embezzlement?

Embezzlement can be charged as a federal crime is several circumstances. For example, federal charges are applicable if the employee in question was employed by a government organization, the employer operates on federally-owned land, or the stolen property that was paid for by the government.

What Are The Possible Penalties for Embezzlement/Employee Theft

A conviction for embezzlement/employee theft has the potential to result in serious legal, professional, and personal repercussions. The penalties for embezzlement/employee theft are determined by several factors, including the amount of money stolen, the defendant’s status within the organization, and additional details in the case.

A conviction for embezzlement could carry up to ten years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 Cases that are tried in a federal courtroom face extended sentencing and increased fines. Federal level charges could increase sentencing up to 30 years behind bars.

What Possible Defenses Could Be Utilized for Embezzlement?

Embezzlement and employee-related theft crimes are complex and require a solid defense to avoid serious penalties. Lack of evidence/ innocence is the most commonly utilized defense strategy against these charges.

Lack of intent and/or entrapment are other commonly utilized defense tactics against embezzlement charges.

Why Should I Contact an Experienced Criminal Defenses Lawyer Like Gregg Gallian?

Embezzlement/employee theft crimes are serious charges that can result in extensive sentences and hefty fines. You will need a federal criminal defense lawyer, like Gregg Gallian, to fight against these allegations.

An experienced criminal defense lawyer can negotiate with the prosecution to minimize the penalties incurred. Gregg Gallian has over a decade of experience in fighting to lessen penalties for his clients facing white collar criminal allegations. Reach out to Gallian Defense Firm today and allow Gregg Gallian to begin building your case. 

 

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