Embezzlement involves a theft crime involving a person in a position of trust. Considered a ‘white collar’ crime committed by business employees and corporate executives, it garners little sympathy among jurors and can result in potentially lengthy prison sentences. At the VanNoy Firm, our Dayton embezzlement attorneys have the experience you need when facing these charges, to help strategize a strong defense.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) defines embezzlement as a type of fraud, in which a person breaches their duty regarding property they were entrusted with. This generally involves funneling money from the assets belonging to another into your own accounts, often in small amounts over a period of time. There are four distinct factors that must be shown to prove embezzlement in court:
In addition to a lack of evidence, defenses to embezzlement include a lack of intent, acting under force or duress, and entrapment.
Under the Ohio Revised Code (ORC 2913.02), penalties for embezzlement in Ohio vary depending on the amount of money stolen:
Other factors that will likely influence sentencing include the person or entity targeted and the severity of the breach of trust.
If you have been charged with embezzlement, it is important to contact the VanNoy Firm right away to get the professional legal representation you need. Let us arrange a one on one consultation with our experienced Dayton embezzlement attorneys who can begin working immediately to gather evidence needed to build a strong defense. Call or contact us online today.
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