“I was quite shocked at the scope of the embezzlement,” he said.
Before Crundwell, the largest municipal fraud was also an embezzlement case committed by a woman named Harriette Walters.
He remains serving a three-year sentence for embezzlement that he was convicted on in May.
Do prior convictions for white-collar crimes like embezzlement constitute significant criminal history?
In fact, according to the 2011 Marquet Report on embezzlement, women are more likely to embezzle than men.
If it ever came to anything like that, which I don't think it will, the charge would be embezzlement or perhaps larceny as bailee.
The world judged me guilty of embezzlement, but before God I am innocent!
Or, again, it may merely indicate that he had no real gift for embezzlement.
He may have been a clerk and been condemned for forgery or embezzlement.
It has never lost a dollar by the fraud or embezzlement of any of its officers or agents.
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.
The stealing of money entrusted to one's care: “The treasurer of the company embezzled a million dollars.”