Embezzlement: What is It?

By: Wallin & Klarich

According to California Penal Code Section 503 Embezzlement is “the fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom it has been entrusted.” In other words, if some one entrusts you with money or property, and you use that money or property for something other than it was originally intended, you are guilty of embezzlement.

For instance, if your boss hands you a bag full of money to deposit at the bank and you intentionally use the money for something else, you’re guilty of embezzlement.

Embezzlement can have serious consequences including state prison time depending on the amount money or value of the item or items embezzled. In addition, your reputation is on the line. Crimes of moral turpitude such as embezzlement can affect your ability to work in places where trust is essential.

Thus, it is vital that you have an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney by your side if you are ever accused of a theft related crime. We’ll guide you through the legal system and get you the best possible result.

If you or someone you love has been accused of a crime in California, contact the experienced Southern California criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today at 1-888-280-6839 or www.wklaw.com for a consultation of your case. We can help you.

Posted In: Criminal Defense