embezzle

(redirected from embezzlements)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia.

embezzle

verb appropriate fraudulently, appropriate to one's own use, avertere, commit larceny, defalcate, divert to one's own use, filch, intercipere, misapply, misappropriate, misappropriate funds, missppropriate intrusted funds, misuse, pilfer, purloin, swindle, take by fraud, take feloniously, thieve
Associated concepts: convert
See also: bilk, cheat, convert, defalcate, defraud, impropriate, loot, misappropriate, mulct, peculate, pilfer, purloin, steal
References in periodicals archive ?
The body members said that an embezzlement had been observed in purchase of land and establishment of buildings in education sector of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
We feel this is a very important offering because fraud and embezzlement is the most frequent form of nonprofit crime and continues to rise as a sector concern.
According to Linebaugh, struggles over embezzlement in eighteenth-century industry were linked to broader changes in the criminal law that legitimated new exclusive forms of property relationships based on absolute ownership.
Styles also places the problem of embezzlement in a longer chronological framework, disputing other historians' preoccupation with the th century.
AN ALLEGED $2 million embezzlement at the Charlotte Observer -- described by the FBI as one of the largest in North Carolina history- has sparked a painstaking re-examination of all internal financial controls at the 232,000-circulation newspaper.
com which chronicles a variety of active white collar crime cases including major embezzlements.
Her embezzlement points out one real benefit of an audit in a small business: Almost any degree of independent review by a CPA would have uncovered what Lemon was doing.
The most common embezzlement scheme involved the forgery or unauthorized issuance of company checks
Data compiled at my professional association headquartered in Austin, Texas, the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (NACFE), which specializes in fraud detection and deterrence, show the average bank robbery nets the criminal only about $3,200, but the average bank embezzlement is $125,000.
KRANE & SMITH REPORT NEIL KADISHA ORDERED TO PAY $100 MILLION FOR EMBEZZLEMENT AND PERJURY
Eichenwald, who provokes many more questions of this nature than he answers, firmly rejects this final possibility--which would have given Whitacre a defense against the embezzlement charges--despite its apparent plausibility given the rampant criminality at ADM.
announced today that it has released The Marquet Report On Embezzlement - its annual study of major embezzlement cases in the United States.