Texas Embezzlement Overview

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Embezzlement is a serious criminal offense that can have a negative impact on your professional and personal reputation, adversely affecting your future ability to gain employment. If you are being accused of embezzlement, it is in your best interest to obtain an aggressive lawyer in order to receive the justice and outcome you deserve.

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Embezzlement Law & Penalties

Embezzlement is essentially financial theft by an employee. It occurs when a person who is entrusted with his or her employer’s money or goods steals that money or those goods. In many cases, this type of criminal offense also involve elements of fraud.

The following are the penalties for embezzlement based on the stolen value involved in the offense:

  • Up to $1,500 – Misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year.
  • Between $1,500 to $20,000 – State jail felony, punishable by a maximum jail sentence of two years.
  • Between $20,000 to $100,000 – Third-degree felony, punishable by a prison sentence ranging from two to 10 years.
  • Between $100,000 to $200,000 – Second-degree felony, punishable by a prison sentence ranging from two to 20 years.
  • Over $200,000 – First-degree felony, punishable by a prison sentence ranging from five to 99 years.

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