Embezzlement

Embezzlement charges can be brought against a defendant accused of fraudulent conversion of another person’s property. For a prosecutor to file embezzlement charges, it must be clear that the person accused of fraud was in a position of trust. Most commonly, a person accused of embezzlement is an employee, agent, or corporate officer. Another factor that prosecutors must be able to prove for an embezzlement charge to be valid is to show that the person accused of embezzlement meant to defraud the owner of the property when the conversion occurred. Another requirement is that the property involved in the investigation has value. However, the particular value of the item is not important. In the most court of laws, embezzlement is considered a white collar crime, includes serious consequences, and could even result in jail time. Due to the seriousness of this crime, criminal lawyers recommend anyone accused of this offense to hire an attorney as soon as possible.