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defalcate

verb appropriate to one's own use, cheat, defraud, divert funds, embezzle, falsify accounts, misapply funds, misappropriate money, misemploy funds, misuse entrusted monies, obtain money under false pretenses, peculate, purloin, rob, steal, swindle, take by fraud, thieve
See also: cheat, embezzle, loot, purloin

defalcate

to misuse or misappropriate property or funds entrusted to one.
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In 1951, the Codification of Statements on Auditing Procedure noted "the issuance of an opinion respecting financial statements is not designed and cannot be relied upon to disclose defalcations and other similar irregularities" (AICPA, p.
Institutional reputation, alumni relations, endowment growth, employee productivity, and even enrollment, can all be negatively affected by a major defalcation.
The majority of defalcation policies and procedures, though written and established, are not followed.
Stewart also made significant progress in achieving a lower volume of defalcations in 2010 and 2011, a significant source of claims in recent years.
NATIC s favorable results are partly due to its efforts to carefully manage its expense structure while limiting losses, including those from agency defalcations, through instituting greater
Dans les milieux de l'enseignement, on ne parle ces derniers temps que de l'operation des defalcations de salaires, suite aux greves observees par nombre de professeurs, durant ces derniers temps.
Deve joins as a shareholder and practices in the areas of commercial litigation, title insurance litigation, including coverage disputes, claims defense and agency defalcations, mortgage foreclosures, construction and banking litigation.
Auditor responsibility is clearly delineated in a standard engagement letter, which states that the audit "cannot be relied upon to disclose errors, irregularities or illegal acts, including fraud or defalcations, that may exist.
As shown in exhibit 1, page 61, nonpublic audit claims arose primarily from technical standards violations, failure to detect defalcations or failure to include appropriate disclosures on the face of the financial statements or in the footnotes.
Typically, as this opening example illustrates, accountants are sued by former clients or third parties seeking to recover damages because they claim that either they relied on erroneous or negligently prepared financial statements, the accountants failed to discover defalcations by the former clients' employees or the accountants negligently advised the former clients on tax matters.
McGough divides this responsibility into fraud investigations, or external fraud, and defalcations, or internal fraud.
Depuis que le gouvernement avait procede aux defalcations sur les salaires des grevistes et, sitot apres, cede sous leurs pressions, les enseignants, conscients de la febrilite decisionnelle de l'Etat a ce propos, en l'absence d'un code redhibitoire, recidivent de plus belle.