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Embezzlement is a type of property theft which occurs when a person – who was entrusted to manage or monitor another individual’s money or property – steals all or a portion of that money or property for their own personal gain. The person committing the crime must possess access to another’s money or property, not legal ownership of it.
If you were arrested or accused of embezzlement in Rhode Island, The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. is ready to help get your life back on track. Attorney Thomasian can thoroughly review your case and recommend the strongest course of legal action.
Embezzlement is punished based on the value of the money or property stolen. If the money/property stolen has a value of $100 or less, the crime is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fine of up to $1,000. However, if the money/property stolen has a value of $100 or more, it is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 20 years and a fine of up to $50,000 (or up to three times the value of the money/property embezzled).
Attorney Thomasian will do everything possible to help you obtain a favorable case result, such as a reduction of charges or a case dismissal. The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. serves clients in Providence County, Kent County, Washington County, and Newport County.
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