Theft by Deception
Embezzlement in Utah is a crime which is not limited to the accountant working for the Fortune 500 company who skims off half a penny of each corporate transaction as we’ve seen in the movies a time or two. Embezzlement can be carried out by anyone who is placed in a position of trust with an employer or other organization such as a church or non-profit organization. It is often brought under charges of “theft by deception” which means the defendant obtained or exercised control over property by deception for the purpose of depriving the owner of the property
Many times accusations of embezzlement in Utah can asserted against many levels of employees within an organization. For example, if a mid-level manager is able to siphon off a couple of hundred thousand dollars from his company law enforcement will often look to the employees under that mid-level manager as well as the manager’s superiors to determine whether anyone else was involved. Accusations of embezzlement, therefore, can be alleged against innocents who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time or who were expected to notice the embezzlement but didn’t.
Utah Defenders – Utah’s Criminal Defense Attorneys Against Embezzlement Charges
The Utah criminal defense attorneys at Utah Defenders can handle any criminal charges of embezzlement and will prepare your defense for trial from the moment you retain our services. We prepare every case as though it is going to trial because we know that you cannot simply throw your hands in the air and let the state win without a fight. The state has the burden of proof to show you are guilty and the state should be held to prove its case.
We offer free consultations and would love to meet with you to explain how our Utah criminal defense lawyers can help protect you against the embezzlement charges pending against you. Call us at 801.618.1334 or email us and we’ll get right back to you. Start your defense today by contacting Utah Defenders.