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Embezzlement is a type of financial fraud involving a person who abuses a relationship of trust and confidence between him and another person for the intent of procuring property or money belonging to the other party. It can include offenses ranging from an employee taking cash out of the register, to a letter carrier stealing mail, to a financial officer misappropriating client funds. In Georgia, this offense is criminalized as Employment Theft, with penalties ranging from 3-25 years depending on the proven loss.

Consequences for a conviction on the charge of employment theft include:

Long-term imprisonment
Probation or parole
Loss of the right to be bonded, which has consequences for employment
Loss of professional licensing
Payment of restitution to the victims
Mandatory counseling
Significant fines above and beyond restitution
Defenses of employment-related theft potentially include:
Showing insufficient evidence
Proving factual innocence
Proving accused is the true owner of property in question
Proving the actions were perceived as being consistent with relationship

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