Although considered a form of property theft, embezzlement is much different than just stealing something that does not belong to you. Such an offense occurs when a defendant, who was tasked with the management of someone else’s money or property, steals all or part of these assets for personal gain. In order to be charged with embezzlement, the defendant must have had legal access to someone else’s money or property but not legal ownership.
Monetary crimes in Rhode Island are both serious and complex, requiring the involvement of an experienced criminal defense attorney. At the Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey, you will find a legal team unmatched in their skill and commitment to excellence. The firm stands ready to defend your reputation with a strong case and compelling arguments.
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Felony Embezzlement & Other Embezzlement Punishments
Accusations of embezzlement are common and can be thrust on anyone in a position of financial management. This can include bank tellers, company employees, and estate administrators. As with any crime involving money, the more valuable the money or property allegedly stolen, the more serious the penalties can be as a result.
According to state law, embezzlement crimes are punished accordingly:
- Less than $100 stolen: a fine of up to $1,000, up to one year in jail, or both.
- $100 or more stolen: a fine of up to $50,000 or up to three times the value of the money or property embezzled (whichever is more), up to 20 years in prison, or both.
Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey Newport County Embezzlement Defense
There is no denying the devastating impact that an embezzlement conviction can have on your reputation, whether the charges are true or not. Attorney Humphrey understands what is at stake and has a reputation of fighting tirelessly on behalf of every client he represents.
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