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Embezzlement versus Larceny: Ice Cream Truck?

Larceny is a legal term for theft or stealing, the taking of another’s property for personal gain with no intent to return the property (permanently deprive rightful owner of their property). Embezzlement is a form of larceny, with some unique… Read More »

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Another Case of Irony (steal from the poor to get rich)

A case of reverse Robin Hood – steal from the poor to become rich. “Kentucky woman pleads guilty to embezzling from Little Sisters of the Poor, Facing Prison Time.” “A former bookkeeper for the Little Sisters of the Poor pleaded… Read More »

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Violence and Suicide: Tragic and Unintended Consequences of Financial Crimes

Stories seem to be appearing more frequently today than ever in the past, perhaps a direct result of the current economic climate, revealing the toll that stress and financial hardship can take on someone’s life. In one story that appeared… Read More »

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Embezzlement Explanation (or rationalization) of the Day…

$10.4 million embezzlement, $10,400,000, stolen over a little more than three short years, to support a “significant gambling problem?” First, how much investments could a firm manage or maintain to not miss $10.4 million dollars?  I am left wondering how… Read More »

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And incidents of theft and embezzlement continue, and continue…

Day after day I receive Google notifications containing news articles relating to embezzlement.  On any given day, somewhere between twelve and twenty different notifications are delivered to my in-box, some with only one news article or post, while others contain… Read More »

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