What could be the possible fine and or prison time for an embezzlement case?

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What could be the possible fine and or prison time for an embezzlement case?

$20,000; in UT.

Asked on November 1, 2010 under Criminal Law, Utah

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

It would be best to check with a criminal defense attorney in your area but I believe that your situation would warrant the charge of Theft in the Second Degree because the property stolen exceeds $5,000 in value.  It appears that there would be fines associated with the theft charge (which is what embezzlement is) and the fine for the amountthat you state here would be up to $10,000 in addition to any jail time upon conviction.  The jail time for a Class A midemeanor appears to be up to one year in jail so a Class two felony is most probably more time.  But again, confer with an attorney in your are as to the specifics.  Good luck.


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