Embezzlement is the fraudulent misappropriation of property or money entrusted to a person but owned by someone else. Beverly Hills embezzlement defense attorney Ann Fitz has successfully defended many clients charged with embezzlement crimes.
Santa Monica, California, Attorney Providing Criminal Defense to Clients Charged With Embezzlement
Crimes of this nature generally involve a relationship of trust and confidence, such as an agent, fiduciary, trustee, treasurer or attorney. For example, a clerk or cashier can embezzle money from his or her employer, a civil servant can embezzle funds from the treasury, or a pastor can embezzle funds from a church.
Embezzlement may range from the very minor, involving only a very small amount, to immense, involving very large sums and very sophisticated schemes. The degree of the offense will determine what criminal punishment you are facing.
Triggers of Embezzlement Actions
Our nation's unstable economy in recent years has resulted in desperate economic measures by business owners, finance officers, managers, employees and consumers. Many people who would never have considered themselves a candidate for criminal prosecution have engaged in shady dealings that have come to light under pressures from all sides. Underlying causes of activities resulting in criminal charges of embezzlement and fraud may be:
- Personal problems such as family problems or financial pressures
- Mental health issues such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Gambling out of control
Contact Ann Fitz, Attorney at Law, PC, in Beverly Hills — Serving Clients in Brentwood and Throughout Los Angeles County
If you, or a loved one, are charged with embezzlement, you need an experienced and knowledgeable Santa Monica, California, criminal defense lawyer, since criminal punishment for embezzlement is directly related to how your case is presented. Call Ann Fitz, Attorney at Law, PC, today for a free consultation.