Embezzlement Lawyer Serving Charlotte
What is embezzlement?
If you or a loved one were accused of embezzlement, there are probably many questions going through your mind regarding the charges and possible penalties. Embezzlement is a type of fraud involving theft of finances. It could be committed by an employer or an employee, anyone who was in a place of trust and had access to confidential information and funds. An employer could lie about how much their business is worth and use money from investors for their own personal use. A trustee could embezzle funds from a trust account that they were supposed to oversee. An employee could steal systematically from their employer by changing bills and receipts.
According to § 14-90 of North Carolina law, embezzlement is knowingly and intentionally misusing money that was entrusted to you. Under this statute, it is referring specifically to someone who holds a public office, who is a trustee or administrator, someone who exercises a public trust, or an officer or an agent of a corporation. If the value of what they stole was above $100,000, they will be charged with a Class C felony. If the value was less than $100,000, it will be charged as a Class H felony.
Aggressive Defense from a Charlotte Embezzlement Attorney
If you are facing these serious charges, you should contact a member of our legal team as soon as possible. The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to serving clients throughout Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Each Charlotte criminal defense attorney from our team has years of experience in defending the accused, in
theft crimes, and more. We understand how difficult this time can be and so are there to walk with you throughout the entire process.
Contact a Charlotte embezzlement lawyer from our team for a free consultation. Learn how we could fight to defend you.