The stealing of money entrusted to one's care: “The treasurer of the company embezzled a million dollars.”
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He remains serving a three-year sentence for embezzlement that he was convicted on in May.Mubarak’s Acquittal Signals Complete Triumph of Military Over Arab Spring|Jamie Dettmer|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Do prior convictions for white-collar crimes like embezzlement constitute significant criminal history?
Dutschke pleaded guilty to embezzlement, according to the newspaper.
Before Crundwell, the largest municipal fraud was also an embezzlement case committed by a woman named Harriette Walters.
In fact, according to the 2011 Marquet Report on Embezzlement, women are more likely to embezzle than men.
Petty thievery flourished, and embezzlement, larceny, forgery and a hundred other crimes.Watchbird|Robert Sheckley
Men whose necessities have led them to embezzlement and larceny turn up so regularly that they hardly attract attention.Crime: Its Cause and Treatment|Clarence Darrow
Embezzlement is fraudulently putting to one's own use what is intrusted to him by another.The Government Class Book|Andrew W. Young
Defalcation—The appropriating to one's own use, of money intrusted to him by another; embezzlement.
That laws shall be passed making it felony, without benefit of clergy, to commit such fraud or embezzlement.