embezzled embezzled  /ɪm ˈbɛ zəld/


  • (adj) taken for your own use in violation of a trust


  1. Most banks over the years since the Depression have gone under either because officers embezzled funds or showed poor judgment in making loans.
  2. A year later, Thai prosecutors laid criminal charges against him, alleging that he and two other executives embezzled $80 million, a claim Pin hotly denies.
  3. They did not, in fact, when Burnice admitted in 1961 that during the more than 40 years that she had served as the bookkeeper in her father's bank she had embezzled $2,126,859.


  1. Embezzling charge leveled

    WRENTHAM - The former office manager for a Foxboro realty company faces charges she embezzled $83,570 in rent owed to the firm over a period of five years.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Sun Chronicle

  2. How Online Petitions Combat Corruption Abroad

    When news broke that Spain's former Popular Party (Partido Popular) treasurer had embezzled millions of Euros to pay high-profile party members, including the current prime minister, Pablo Gallego García went online and started a Change.org petition That petition, "One Million for the Resignation of the Leadership of the Partido Popular" ( Un Millón de Firmas Por La Dimisión de la Cúpula del PP ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Mashable

  3. KC woman sentenced for not paying income taxes on embezzled funds

    KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas City, Mo., woman has been sentenced for not paying federal income taxes on part of nearly $2 million she embezzled from an employer, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Kansas City Kansan


  1. "The court has established that Berezovsky embezzled Aeroflot funds by way of fraud, being part of an organized criminal group," Judge Igor Sheremetyev said in his ruling in the Savyolovsky district court in Moscow.
    on Nov 29, 2007 By: Boris Sheremetev Source: Reuters

  2. "The saddest, most reprehensible part of the allegations unsealed here today is that money that could have been used to help abused and neglected children all over the state has been misspent, stolen, embezzled and squandered by two, we allege, very...
    on Aug 20, 2009 By: Drew Edmondson Source: News On 6

  3. "The defendant brazenly embezzled millions from trust funds established to ensure the care of cemeteries, but fortunately, every dollar will be restored," Cox said.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Mike Cox Source: MLive.com

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