What is Embezzlement?
Embezzlement is a serious criminal offence which involves an employee being entrusted by an employer with certain funds or property, and those assets are stolen and used for some other purpose without the consent of the employer.
Embezzlement & The Law
This offence is covered under Section 157 of the Crimes Act 1900.
What the Prosecution need to Prove (Beyond a Reasonable Doubt):
The accused was an employee or clerk; and
The accused possessed property on behalf of their employer; and
The accused stole that said property or used it for some other purpose, which was not known or consented to by the employer.
Going to Court – “What am I looking at?”
Embezzlement is a serious fraud offence which carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years
If you have been charged with Embezzlement, contact one of our offices today and seek the legal assistance of experienced professionals in this field.
Lawyer Call - here to help..
At Lawyer Call we will conference with you regarding your circumstances that gave rise to this charge and offer expert legal opinion on how to best deal with your Court proceedings.
Contact our experienced team of Defence solicitors to obtain appropriate and honest legal advice regarding the prospects of defending this charge and the best course to proceed when going to Court.
Alternatively, if a plea of guilty is more appropriate in the circumstances, our Lawyer Call Defence Criminal solicitors have in-depth preparation in gathering and analysing specific medical and supporting documentation to assist your case and make relevant sentencing submissions addressing the early plea of guilty, the value of the property stolen or used without authorisation, the circumstances of the offence, as well as any subjective factors that will present an overall picture to achieve the best possible outcome before a Magistrate and obtain a more lenient sentence.