Embezzlement: One Form of So-called White Collar Crime


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Embezzlement: One Form of So-called White Collar Crime
There tends to be dishonesty in just about every aspect of human life, including religion, education and certainly in the business world. One form of so-called white collar crime is embezzlement. This term refers to the illegal taking of funds, whether it is “skimming” – that is, taking a certain amount of money from over-all business receipts, to various forms of what some call “creative accounting.”
From a legal standpoint, the status of embezzlement has an interesting history: “There was no crime of embezzlement under the Common Law. It is a statutory crime that evolved from Larceny. Whereas larceny requires a felonious
taking of property at the outset, embezzlement is a...
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