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Larceny vs. Embezzlement

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Larcenynoun

(legal) The unlawful taking of personal property as an attempt to deprive the legal owner of it permanently.

Embezzlementnoun

The fraudulent conversion of property from a property owner.

Larcenynoun

(legal) A larcenous act attributable to an individual.

‘That young man already has four assaults, a DUI, and a larceny on his record.’;

Embezzlementnoun

The fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom it has been intrusted; as, the embezzlement by a clerk of his employer's money; embezzlement of public funds by the public officer having them in charge.

Larcenynoun

The unlawful taking and carrying away of things personal with intent to deprive the right owner of the same; theft. Cf. Embezzlement.

Embezzlementnoun

the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else

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Larcenynoun

the act of taking something from someone unlawfully;

‘the thieving is awful at Kennedy International’;

Embezzlementnoun

theft or misappropriation of funds placed in one's trust or belonging to one's employer

‘charges of fraud and embezzlement’;

Larceny

Larceny is a crime involving the unlawful taking or theft of the personal property of another person or business. It was an offence under the common law of England and became an offence in jurisdictions which incorporated the common law of England into their own law (also Statutory law), where in many cases it remains in force.

Embezzlement

Embezzlement is the act of withholding assets for the purpose of conversion of such assets, by one or more persons to whom the assets were entrusted, either to be held or to be used for specific purposes. Embezzlement is a type of financial fraud.

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