If a treasurer uses money for personal use and then puts it back, can criminal charges be filed?

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If a treasurer uses money for personal use and then puts it back, can criminal charges be filed?

Asked on August 11, 2012 under Criminal Law, Maryland

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S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The treasurer could be charged with embezzlement.  Embezzlement is the fraudulent appropriation to his or her own use or benefit of money or property entrusted to the treasurer by another person.  Embezzlement is the fraudulent appropriation of money or property by the treasurer which the treasurer had lawfully received by virtue of his or her position as treasurer.


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