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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
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allegedly abused his post and duties of distributing fish to restaurants and different food outlets by embezzling goods from March to September last year.
The 46-year-old lawyer was found guilty of embezzling the cash after it was deposited in his law firm's bank account as an entrustment, for the Thai premier to purchase the football club.
Each count of embezzling insurance premiums carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
A district court judge in Moscow said Mr Berezovsky was found guilty of embezzling nearly nine million dollars during the 1990s.
A 17-count indictment in July accused him of embezzling more than $13,000 in financial aid from 13 students at the South Texas Vocational Institute.
Abadio Carrillo fled Guatemala in 2004 after his father, Marco Tulio Abadio Molina, the country's former tax chief, was imprisoned for embezzling more than US$5 million.
A former employee of Anheuser-Busch has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $400,000 from the company.
One of the five -- a deputy branch chief of the bank's Wakamatsu branch in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture -- fooled clients, including kin, by canceling their deposits without permission and embezzling their money from July 1997 to January 2001, the bank said.
David Frederick Thornton, founder of the Thornton Kidney Research Foundation, was arrested by US Secret Service agents on June 14 on charges of mail fraud in connection with embezzling charitable funds.
who was arrested in Tokyo late Monday on a charge of embezzling 1.
The MPD is expected to serve fresh arrest warrants on Chong on Wednesday on suspicion of embezzling 800 million yen.
A former clerk for Singapore Airlines has apparently been charged with embezzling about SGD30m from the carrier.