You can fight embezzlement charges

You can fight embezzlement charges

Being accused of embezzlement may have caught Byou off guard, but you need to make sure you start defending yourself. You may be innocent, but the allegation that you were part of an embezzlement scheme can get you in deep water with friends, coworkers and family members. Your reputation depends on the case being dropped, and you can make this happen with the right kind of defense.

Embezzlement, which is the theft of any asset by someone in a position of trust, usually happens in corporate settings. For instance, if you work as a cashier and begin skimming cash from the drawer each day, you may be caught and charged with embezzlement for stealing those funds.

Another example would be if you were a banker and decided to use someone’s money to help you earn interest. For instance, you may tell them they will earn 2 percent interest, while they really receive 3 percent and you take 1 percent for yourself against the rules of your banking institution.

In order to be charged with embezzlement, the other party must show that you are in a fiduciary relationship with them. Then, you will need to have received the money or property through that relationship. On top of that, you must have taken ownership of the asset as if it were your own property and then sold or transferred it elsewhere. Finally, it has to be shown that you intentionally embezzled the asset.

Our website has information on the best ways to defend against these serious charges. Your reputation depends on a solid defense that you build from day one.

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