Embezzlement is one of the most prevalent white collar crimes. It involves the conversion of entrusted money or property for personal use by an employee who is in a position of trust or fiduciary role. Typically, embezzlers have easy access to funds or hold positions of authority such as a bookkeepers, bank employees or high-level executives. Even with the most sophisticated of schemes, embezzlers are almost always caught. Sometimes, however, law enforcement makes a mistaken and innocent people’s lives and livelihoods are jeopardized by embezzlement charges.
If you are accused of embezzling money or property from your workplace, do not say anything to anyone until you have spoken to an experienced embezzlement defense lawyer. At the New Haven law office of Knight & Cerritelli, LLC, our attorneys have more than 35 years of combined experience providing skilled criminal defense to people throughout Connecticut. We offer confidential consultations to protect your privacy. Contact us online or call 203-624-6115.
Skilled Financial Fraud Defense Lawyers
Embezzlement is often a crime of opportunity, embezzlement is often committed using:
- Check forgery
- Unauthorized electronic transfer of funds
- Credit card fraud
- Accounting fraud
- Unauthorized use of expense account
- Computer theft
When crafting your defense, we can draw upon a host of resources, including forensic accountant and computer specialists. We will work hard to uncover inconsistencies and other facts which may be used to discredit the evidence against you.
Penalties for Embezzlement
It is natural to worry about the potential penalties you may face if you are convicted of an embezzlement charge. The penalties for an embezzlement charge can be relatively minor or severe, depending on the value of the property that was taken. Because embezzlement schemes may go on for years before being caught, the worst is often assumed and people face more serious charges and penalties than they may have committed. It is not uncommon for people to face multiple theft or fraud charges.
Over the past several years, law enforcement has been stepping up its efforts to identify and prosecute suspected embezzlers. The penalties for those have been caught have also become more severe. Even if you have no prior criminal record, having a strong financial fraud defense lawyer is critical to protect your freedom and your future.
Contact Knight & Cerritelli, LLC — Defending Against Embezzlement Charges
The sooner you call, the better off you will be. If you believe you may be facing embezzlement charges, contact Knight & Cerritelli, LLC, right away. Call now at 203-624-6115 or click here to reach us online.