Embezzlement is a term you have probably read in the newspaper or heard on a crime drama on television, but few know what the crime actually entails. It is actually a fairly common form of white-collar crime, which is taken very seriously in Connecticut.
Unlike theft, which usually includes stealing property without an owners knowledge, embezzlement involves the owner instilling trust in the offender and then that trust is breached. The offender ends up wrongfully keeping the property for themselves.
Before we start discussing what defenses your embezzlement attorney can use to properly plead your case, we first outline just exactly what embezzlement is under Connecticut law.
The act of embezzling can range from taking a small amount of money to millions of dollars. The following examples provide a great illustration in order to better understand how embezzlement is applied in the real world.
NOTE: This blog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.