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Embezzlement Archives

Tips for preventing employee embezzlement

Employers in Minnesota have to keep an eye on their finances to ensure crimes like embezzlement does not occur. This may seem rather easy, but an employee who wants to steal will often find a way. That is why employers may want to follow these tips to help prevent employee embezzlement.

Why does embezzlement seem more prevalent in small towns?

Embezzlement is when an employee steals money from a business or organization. It happens everywhere, but in small towns in Minnesota, it may more prevalent than anyone knows. Small towns across the country often run into financial trouble due to workers stealing from the budget. It may seem as if the government should have a handle on its finances, but the very nature of a small town government makes it the prime candidate for embezzlement. 

Indictment verdict in alleged country club fraud

Any person who works in a job in which they have financial responsibilities and control for an entity knows that their actions may be put under a microscope from time to time. That is precisely what is happening to a woman today who used to work for a private golf club in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

Common types of embezzlement

Embezzlement is a type of white-collar crime that covers a wide range of illegal activities. The Legal Information Institute defines embezzlement as the fraudulent taking of personal property by someone to whom it was entrusted. In the case of employee embezzlement, all that must be proven in Minnesota and all other states is one of two things: the employee either had possession of the goods or funds or had substantial control over them by virtue of his or her title or job description or by the practices within the company.

Allegations of homeowner's association fraud being reviewed

Embezzlement charges in Minnesota can take many forms and may cross multiple types of industries and lines of work. People who hold jobs with fiduciary responsibilities may be at risk for being accused of theft or embezzlement in part because of their seemingly easy access to funds. That, however, does not actually mean that they are guilty of impropriety. As with any criminal case, it is always important that the full facts of a matter are reviewed carefully.

Forensic accounting basics

If you have been accused of a financial crime in Minnesota, there will be many things you will need to learn about how your case may be investigated or handled. Some of what you will need to know is the type of offense you are charged with and what the minimum or maximum penalties associated with it may be. Also important to learn is how your case may be reviewed or investigated. It is not only law enforcement teams that may be involved in an investigation or prosecution as other professionals may be called in at times. One such professional is the forensic accountant.

Man to spend 90 years in federal prison

When residents in Minnesota find themselves accused of criminal charges, they need to know that the process from an arrest to a conviction can be lengthy and complex. It may also find them facing different charges by the time they get closer to a resolution of their cases if they enter into plea agreements. Additionally, if a person is convicted, there may remain the abilty to appeal a decision which may result in a different outcome ultimately.

Prison and supervised release ordered for accountant

Residents in Minnesota who find themselves accused of white collar crimes may be understandably surprised and confused. A criminal accusation can often feel incongruous with what a person thinks of themselves. When many people think about criminals, they think about people who are accused of things like murder, assualt or drug charges not generally very successful professionals. Yet, many highly educated and accomplished people find themselves in this spot and then they must all of a sudden navigate a very world very unfamiliar to them.

What qualities are part of embezzlement allegations?

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.

Judge dismisses Ponzi scheme lawsuit against bank

Embezzlement charges are certainly nothing to take lightly yet it is always important for Minnesota residents and businesses to remember than every criminal allegation is just that. There is a reason that defendants are offered the chance to defend themselves because not every person or entity accused of a crime is actually guilty. In addition to being found not guilty at the end of a trial, sometimes a legal action may even be dismissed altogether.

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