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What is embezzlement?

For residents of California, the idea of being charged with a serious criminal offense is a worrying one. Conviction could not only lead to prison sentences and hefty fines, but could also cost you your job and even impact where you are allowed to reside. Unfortunately, there are far too many ways to get into trouble, particularly if you work in a position of power. One mistake could result in an investigation into a possible white collar scheme.

California woman accused of embezzlement

In California, some jobs come with a lot of responsibility. You could be responsible for company assets, finances, transactions or any number of equally sensitive areas. Unfortunately, the people holding such jobs often come under considerable scrutiny. If a single cent goes missing, you could find your integrity being questioned. Sadly, it may be the case that you simply made a mistake, but if it appears that your actions were deliberate, you could face charges of fraud, embezzlement or any number of other white collar offenses.

Be aware of the risks of working with money

Working in a position of financial responsibility in California can be a daunting task. Any diligent worker will be keen to see that everything is in order. However, as the demands of your job increase it can become harder to keep track of everything. Yet if you make a single mistake, someone might assume that it was a deliberate attempt to deceive and defraud the system.

How easy is it to be accused of a white collar crime?

The stresses of working a high profile job in California are immeasurable. Every day you may be faced with numerous responsibilities, all to be carried out while you are directly in the public eye. Any mistake you make could be construed as an abuse of power or an attempt to alter things in your favor. As such, you have to be particularly careful, especially when any financial matters are involved.

Be prepared to stand your ground if accused of embezzlement

If you are accused of a white-collar crime, it is no laughing matter. These crimes are taken extremely seriously in California. The thing that makes these offenses so significant is that they involve an abuse of power and position on the part of a businessperson or government official. White-collar crimes come in many forms, but they can often involve massive sums of money and significant financial harm done to the victims.

Senator jailed for alleged voter fraud in California

Being part of a white collar crime can be extremely damaging to your reputation and your career. When you work in a position of power, you may find yourself constantly under scrutiny. The slightest mistake could land you in serious trouble. Aside from the stress caused by facing criminal charges, you could even be suspended from your position while the alleged offense is under investigation.

What constitutes a white collar crime?

People in positions of power and influence, such as salaried professionals or influential businesspeople are often watched closely for any abuse of power. A corrupt individual could potentially sway large numbers of people and do a lot of damage. If a crime is perceived to have been permitted by one of these people, there is a good chance it will be a white collar crime. As is explained on FindLaw, these crimes are usually motivated by financial gain and characterized by deceit.

California teenager held on credit card fraud suspicion

If you have ever been charged with a federal offense, you will know all too well the effect it can have on your life. Whether or not there is any basis to the allegations you face, the process of investigation and attempting to fight the charges can be draining at best. Unfortunately, federal sentencing guidelines can often be severe, so a good defense is critical.

California man sentenced to jail for recycling fraud

When most people hear about white collar crimes, they may think of mortgage fraud, embezzlement and money laundering schemes. However, more people in California may become familiar with recycling fraud due to a recent criminal case. A California man pleaded no contest to recycling fraud and was sentenced to serve 178 days in prison. He was also required to pay $146,000 in restitution and serve five years of probation for his role in the recycling scheme. 

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