At Vindicate Law, our embezzlement defense lawyers have what it takes to defend against wrongful charges of embezzlement. We have decades of experience protecting folks who have been unfairly accused of misusing or misappropriating resources that did not belong to them. Continue reading for a brief guide to building defenses against unjust embezzlement charges.

Embezzlement Explained

To the untrained eye, cases of embezzlement might seem like regular old theft —but theft and embezzlementare entirely different crimes. Embezzlement cases involve someone with lawful possession of another party’s property keeping or converting the property for personal gain. In other words, it’s like using the company credit card to buy your family groceries.

Four Elements of Embezzlement:

  1. 1.Fiduciary Relationship (or Mutual Trust) Between Two Parties
  2. 2.Property Acquired Directly Through Fiduciary Relationship
  3. 3.Defendant Takes or Transfers Ownership of Property Without Permission
  4. 4.Defendant’s Actions Must Have Been Deliberate

Who Commits Embezzlement

Our embezzlement defense attorneys know from experience that large corporations and government agencies are the biggest breeding grounds for crimes of embezzlement. This has created many stereotypes about people whowork in those sectors, which is why so many innocent people are wrongfully accused and require defense against embezzlement. The list below details a few common examples of job titles that have a reputation for fostering embezzlement:

  • Bank Tellers
  • Accountants
  • Stock Brokers
  • Financial Managers
  • Office Managers
  • Store Clerks

Do you see your job title on this list? Have you been stereotyped and accused of misusing resources because of the actions of a few bad apples in your field? Reach out to our embezzlement defense lawyers for the help you need to get through this

Real World Embezzlement Examples

Bernie Madoff

Bernie Madoff orchestrated the most infamous Ponzi scheme of all time. As a wealthy financier who controlled massive amounts of money that did not belong to him, Madoff had access to incredible resources. The scam went as follows: Madoff took money from new “investors” and used it to pay “returns” to his existing “investors.” Of course, he took some off the top for himself, too

Contact Vindicate Law for Embezzlement Defense

Our experienced embezzlement defense lawyers are ready to fight on your behalf. With a proven track record of success in dealing with these cases, Vindicate Law’s embezzlement defense attorneys have the expertise you need to get your charges dismissed. For more information on how you can get you life back now, contact ustoday for your confidential case evaluation, or call (888) 212-4824