The village is poor, but the local party secretary managed to embezzle at least $700,000-$800,000.
In fact, according to the 2011 Marquet Report on embezzlement, women are more likely to embezzle than men.
early 15c., from Anglo-French embesiler "to steal, cause to disappear" (c.1300), from Old French em- (see en- (1)) + besillier "torment, destroy, gouge," of unknown origin. Sense of "to dispose of fraudulently" is first recorded 1580s. Related: Embezzled; embezzling.