Embezzlement Charges Carry Stiff Penalties
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Embezzlement, commonly referred to as employee theft, encompasses a wide range of situations such as misappropriating employer funds, misuse of a trust account, ringing up fraudulent transactions, theft of merchandise or simply taking money out of a cash register. These charges can lead to serious consequences and need to be aggressively defended. If you have been charged with a theft crime or embezzlement seek legal guidance as soon as possible.
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In Maryland, the theft statutes are constantly evolving. Currently, the penalties are categorized by dollar amount of the stolen item(s).
- Less than $100, the maximum penalty is 90 days and a $500 fine for what is essentially a shoplifting charge.
- Between $100 and $1,000, the maximum penalty is five years and a $5,000 fine.
- More than $1,000, the theft crime is now a felony punishable by up to 10 years and a $10,000 fine.
- Between $10,000 and $100,000, the maximum penalty is 15 years and a $15,000 fine.
- More than $100,000, the maximum penalty is 25 years and a $25,000 fine.
If you are charged with a theft crime, you might also be charged with burglary or robbery. It is crucial that you have a skilled attorney who can defend you against these serious crimes. At the Shipley Law Firm, we understand the prosecutor’s tactics and will build a defense that is effective and unique. Embezzlement cases are very complex, and require an experienced trial attorney.
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