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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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"I may be harsh in calling to beef up the punishments for embezzlement in general, but it is important for Bahrain's financial and economic reputation and plans to attract investments, and for that embezzlers have to be isolated, named and shamed for their crime," she said.
* Intelligence/curiosity: Embezzlers are often eager to know office procedures so they can manipulate the process for their own gain.
As far as age and gender, the median age of an embezzler was 49.
(Embezzlers rarely take time off due to fear of getting caught.)
Yet the Railways' police only managed to recover a paltry sum of Rs 150 million from embezzlers, in 201 filed cases.
speaks of robbers, embezzlers of budget funds and state property but takes no specific measures to bring them responsible.
Embezzlers, bamboozlers, no-good shoe-shiners, you have pleased me
25 -- Many criticize continuing Ceylinco companies under the management of money embezzlers like Lalith Kothalawela, Kavan Perera, despite Central Bank's Good Governance directives.
Embezzlers typically continue their nefarious ways far longer than they should (and some are never caught at all) because all too often, nobody is watching the budget numbers.
Or the Amalgamated Society of Lags, Embezzlers and Fraudsters (Aslef).
ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2009 (Balochistan Times): The counsel for Bank of Punjab here Monday apprised the Supreme Court that an amount of Rs 7.5 billion had been recovered from the embezzlers in the Rs.
The Talibs can melt away in the hills, while the Afghan winter of discontent deepens under the heel of the drug dealers, embezzlers, skimmers, thieves, and self-promoters who will continue to rule, with the American government's apparent blessing.