The line between legal and illegal use of company assets can sometimes be hazy. In many cases, people accused of embezzlement were simply doing things they have observed company executives doing for years.
What is Embezzlement?
Embezzlement is the act of misappropriating your employer's assets or funds. It is considered a type of fraud because it often involves theft by deception. The person accused of fraud uses their position within the company to covert company assets into personal assets.
Embezzlement often starts with small sums of money, such as using an employer's credit card to purchase personal items. However, it can quickly grow to large sums of money if the embezzlement is not discovered. Because the dollar value of the alleged theft usually determines the potential sentence, you can face a lengthy prison sentence if you are convicted.
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