Embezzlement is a serious “white collar” crime, with life altering consequences. Embezzlement is a form of larceny that involves mishandling, or stealing property (typically money) that you have been entrusted with managing. Some other common names for embezzlement are “employee theft” or “employee fraud”.
Although embezzlement is usually associated with the employees, it can also take place in volunteer organizations or non-profits. Examples of embezzlement cases could include:
- Check Kiting or check fraud
- Payroll fraud
- Claiming hours not worked
- Taking kickbacks
Your Trusted Fraud Attorney
Crimes involving fraud can be complex. Choosing an experienced, knowledgeable fraud lawyer who has successfully defended white-collar cases in the past, is the best way to give yourself a more favorable outcome.
Sheryl Shane’s experience working for a Fortune 100 company for 4 years gives her a better understanding of the corporate environment, and the difficulties involved with white-collar crimes like embezzlement. Not only does Ms. Shane use her own experience and expertise, she also works with industry experts to help review documents and financial records when necessary.
When you choose our law firm, your case becomes a priority and we will work strenuously to defend you.
Why You Need an Embezzlement Defense Attorney
Embezzlement can be a complex crime that must meet certain requirements before you can be found guilty. At Sheryl Shane, Attorney at Law, we will examine the facts of your case to determine if all the elements were met. We may be able to get your charges reduced, or hopefully dismissed.
If you are convicted of embezzlement, you could face:
- Jail or prison time
- High fines
- Community service
In addition to the legal issues, your reputation may also be harmed. Because embezzlement is a form of fraud, it can be difficult for you to be hired for a position that requires money management, or other responsibilities.
As you can see, the consequences can be very brutal. Therefore, it’s important for you to seek out a qualified attorney who specializes in embezzlement in Virginia to handle your case. This is not a crime to be taken lightly, and not all cases are the same. Contact us at 703-503-4448 and we can help you explore your different options and help fight your case.