Embezzlement is a crime of property theft in Connecticut. This offense involves a person stealing money or property that was entrusted to them to manage or monitor. The difference between this offense and other theft offenses is that the defendant had access to the money legally in order to monitor it for the owner. The defendant does not have ownership over this property, so taking it for their own gain is a crime of embezzlement. It is important to note that there must be a violation of a trusted position for embezzlement to be charged.
The most common example of this type of offense would be an employee at the bank taking money from a customer. Bank employees or tellers legally have access to manage money for customers, but handling that money is different than taking the money. If a bank employee takes money from a customer for their own gain, their action can constitute an embezzlement crime. If you are facing embezzlement charges, seek help from a Hartford criminal attorney from Carlson & Dumeer, LLC right away!
The consequences for an embezzlement offense depend on the value of the money or property that was taken. The charges can range from a Class C misdemeanor to a Class B felony with varying penalties. The regulations for these penalties can be found in Ct. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 53a. The breakdown of embezzlement charges in Connecticut include:
Class C Misdemeanor Embezzlement Charges:
Class B Misdemeanor Embezzlement Charges:
Class A Misdemeanor Embezzlement Charges:
Class D Felony Embezzlement Charges:
Class C Felony Embezzlement Charges:
Class B Felony Embezzlement Charges:
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