EMBEZZLEMENT IN DES MOINES AREA CRIMINAL CASES
Embezzlement is simply a more sophisticated form of fraud or theft. Usually taking place within a business or organization, embezzlement occurs when an individual is entrusted with assets and misuses those assets for purposes different from what the owner intended without his or her consent.
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I am attorney Joseph Vogel, and I provide skilled and experienced defense representation to individuals facing embezzlement charges. Through careful investigation and collaboration with financial experts, I will work to clear your name and reputation from the allegations against you, seeking the best possible outcome.
Embezzlement ranges widely from misappropriation of funds to elaborate and ongoing money laundering schemes. This includes:
- Using money from client accounts for unauthorized purposes
- Money-skimming schemes
- Ongoing fraudulent bookkeeping practices
- Employee theft or fraud
- Fraudulent billing or payment practices
- Fabricating receipts or purchase records
- Pocketing profits that have not been reported
- Elaborate investment strategies
Individuals throughout an organization are at risk of suspicion if it becomes clear that embezzlement has occurred, including anyone who has handled money, transactions or financial data. This could include executives, sales people, accountants, cashiers or even volunteers. If your organization is under investigation for embezzlement and you could be under suspicion, it is important that you seek qualified legal guidance immediately to understand your rights and legal options.
Many individuals charged with embezzlement from charitable organizations are actually valuable members of the community, generating and donating large amounts of money for others. If a mistake has been made, I will aggressively advocate on your behalf to prosecutors, showing the impact you have made on the community and your track record of serving others.