Embezzlement is a charge in which someone accuses you of stealing his or
her property or money when you were in a position of trust.For instance,
an accountant who uses your funds to pay for his or her own home while
telling you they have dropped in value in the stock market would be embezzling.
Accounting embezzling is one of the most common forms of this crime and
involves manipulating records to hide theft. The fact is that many times,
mistakes are made, and they could look like someone was trying to cover
up embezzlement when it was an honest error. Writing down a number with
a 4 and 7 switched, for instance, could make it look like $7,400 was withdrawn
when a person only took out $4,700, leading to accusations about the location
of the remaining money
For you to be charged and convicted of embezzlement, the prosecution has
to be able to show that you intentionally manipulated the numbers to hide
theft. You must have received the assets through a fiduciary relationship
between yourself and the other party. You must also have taken the property
into your possession and ownership or transferred it to someone else’s
ownership at some point.
If those factors can’t be proven, it will be difficult for theprosecution to prove that you’re guilty of a crime. It’s not your responsibility
to provide evidence that you didn’t commit a crime; it’s their
job to provide evidence that you did. While you wait for trial, your attorney
will work with you to create a defense to explain any actions that are
discussed. Our website has more information on the ways that you may be
able to defend yourself.