What Is Embezzlement?
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"Embezzlement" is a form of theft where someone who is in a position of responsibility and authority over someone else's property – such as a trustee or accountant – uses the owner's property without their permission for his or her own benefit.
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What are the penalties for embezzlement in Georgia?
Under the Georgia Code, embezzlement is punished as a type of property theft. Therefore, the penalties increase depending on the value of the property that was embezzled.
- $500 or less: Up to 1 year in jail; fine of up to $1,000; or both.
More than $500: Fine of up to $5,000; up to 5 years in prison; or both
- This also depends on the type of property embezzled
- Public or private money: Embezzling someone else's money or property in a breach of fiduciary duty is punishable by a fine of 1-15 years in state prison; a fine of $100,000; or both.
- Motor vehicle (including parts) worth more than $100: 1-10 years in state prison; fine of up to $1,000, or both.
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