Most Minnesota residents have heard about embezzlement but many may not fully understand what might actually be considered embezzlement. While some may think it is a case of an employee stealing from an employer, there may be a whole lot more to it than that. Actually, some factors that may be involved in an alleged embezzlement case can actually be very difficult to identify or to prove.
The Balance explains that there are often four distinct qualities in a specific case of alleged embezzlement. One of these is the intention to thieve or deceive another person or entity. Certainly it can be a challenge to confirm a person's thoughts or intentions. Another element is that a relationship between the person accused of embezzlement and the entity from which property is said to have been taken must exist. This relationship must have seen the defendant with some level of responsibility for property or money.