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Employment Theft or Embezzlement

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.

An Employment Theft or Embezzlement conviction could have serious immigration consequences.

Also see Theft of Property Charges.

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


Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Georgia may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.

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