embezzlement embezzlement  /ɛm ˈbɛ zəl mənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else

Usage(s):

  1. Battling extradition over charges of embezzlement, a financier says he's the fall guy for the 1997 financial crash.
  2. In recent months he has been bombarded with accusations, ranging from embezzlement to deviation from the Buddha's teaching.
  3. Yet it seems unlikely that a traffic officer who searches a black motorist on the shoulder of a highway believes he is stopping a robbery, rape or embezzlement.

News

  1. Copiah Co. woman pleads not guilty to embezzlement charges

    Linda Gale Reed pleaded not guilty Friday to three counts of embezzlement. Reed entered the plea in Copiah County Circuit Court in Hazlehurst. Circuit Judge Lamar Pickard denied bail for Reed and set her trial for July 23. The 65-year-old Reed was first reported missing in April 2012 by her daughter after Reed's car was found abandoned on a county road near Crystal Springs. Her status changed ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WAPT Jackson

  2. Linda Gale Reed pleads not guilty to embezzlement - WXVT-TV Delta News - More Local News and Weather WXVT.com |

    HAZLEHURST, Miss. (AP) - Linda Gale Reed has pleaded not guilty to three counts of embezzlement. Reed entered the plea Friday in Copiah County Circuit Court in Hazlehurst. Circuit Judge Lamar Pickard denied bail for Reed and set her trial for July 23.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WXVT 15 Greenville

  3. Crisis Ministries director calls embezzlement from homeless shelter a betrayal as total of missing money approaches ...

    The chief executive officer of Crisis Ministries calls the alleged embezzlement of about $96,000 by one of her employees a betrayal. “It’s hit us all to the core,” Stacey Denaux said during an interview on Thursday afternoon at the downtown Charleston homeless shelter. “Our administrative office has nine people in it.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

Quotes

  1. "Checking on such matters was not part of my job, other agencies exist for that ...... However, if embezzlement had been discovered, I would have been made aware of it," said Gref, a liberal economist who is currently chairman of Sberbank,...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: German Gref Source: The Associated Press

  2. Responding to Friday's ruling, Pinochet's eldest daughter Lucia Pinochet said: "I think justice has prevailed. Everyone knows that if you're not a public official, you can't be tried for embezzlement of public funds," she told Chilean state...
    on Oct 26, 2007 By: Lucia Hiriart Source: Reuters

  3. "His conviction last year on embezzlement and fraud damaged shareholders' value," NPS official Kim Moon-soo told Dow Jones Newswires. "That's why we have decided not to support another three-year term on the board."
    on Mar 12, 2008 By: Kim Moon-soo Source: Houston Chronicle

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/æm ˈbɪ və lənt /