Embezzlement occurs when a person, usually in a position of trust and responsibility, commits a theft of a companies assets, which may include money or property.

Employee Embezzlement charges may be either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending upon the amount of money or property which was involved. If convicted of an embezzlement crime, the consequences may involve hefty fines and lengthy term of imprisonment.

Employee embezzlement may include:

  • Spending from client funds or accounts;
  • Altering receipts or account information;
  • Underreporting profits;
  • Billing from a false vendor account;
  • Creation of phantom employees.

When charged with an embezzlement crime it is important to be made fully aware of your legal rights, defense strategies, and to have aggressive, detailed, and dedicated criminal defense legal representation in your corner. Hiring an experienced embezzlement defense attorney may provide you the best opportunity to achieve your desired outcome, or a fair and reasonable resolution.