Stealing from an Employer
Embezzlement is often the subject of exciting novels and movies and high profile embezzlement cases make the news. The reality of embezzlement, however, is that it is not an easy thing to do, but once it is committed it is difficult to keep hidden. Employers always find out that money is missing…eventually.
Those who are in a position of trust with their company can access bank accounts and other financial instruments that allows them to siphon off money into their personal accounts. The temptation is great when someone has ready access to a lot of money.
Embezzlement is a form of theft, often referred to as theft by deception under the statutory law. And like all theft crimes the consequences of a conviction stem primarily from the value of the property taken. Thus, the more money that is embezzled, the more likely it is that the defendant could serve prison time. A few thousand dollars stolen is all it takes to be looking at felony criminal charges and prison time, even on a first offense.
The criminal defense lawyers at Salcido Law Firm PLLC have experience defending individuals against embezzlement charges for stealing a few hundred dollars and even hundreds of thousands of dollars. No case is too small or big when you are facing criminal liability for stealing from an employer.
In every embezzlement case the issue of restitution will come up. If you are convicted of embezzlement, you will likely be ordered to pay restitution. Thus, if you steal$100 or $100,000 you will have to pay it back if you are found guilty of theft. If you spent all of the money and you do not have the means available to you to be able to pay back the victims there is a chance that the court will order you to pay back only what your means will allow you.
If you are facing embezzlement charges call our criminal defense lawyers to find out how we can help you. 801.413.1753.