What’s The Cost of Embezzlement in RI Court?

A Massachusetts man was recently arrested for embezzling up to one thousand from his company, according to WPRI news. The investigation determined that the funds were embezzled over several incidents, and not just on one occasion alone. Quijano now faces embezzlement charges which could be penalized by either:

  • Up to $50,000 in fines.
  • Three times the value of goods stolen. In this case the total fines would be $3000 if the defendant is proven guilty.
  • Up to 20 years in prison.

If someone embezzles no more than one hundred dollars, the fines would be $1000 and/or up to one year in prison.

Embezzlement is typically described as stealing money or property that was entrusted to the perpetrator. These situations often play out in work situations, but not everyone accused is guilty. There could have been misinterpretation of a manager’s orders; or not enough evidence in place to arrest the defendant in the first place. The best way to defend a case is to have an experienced attorney examine the details.

Are you facing a charges for fraud or embezzlement?

Don’t run the risk of losing your freedom, savings, or the chances of future employment. Contact the RI criminal defense attorneys at 401-272-4001.

Expunging Embezzlement on a Criminal Record

If you were previously found guilty of embezzlement or theft, contact a lawyer to find out if expungement of a criminal record is possible. Once a record is expunged, you’re free to go on job interviews without worry of the record showing up on the background check.

Source: WPRI News