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Embezzlement is the theft of money or property by an employee from an employer, or by an entrusted person who was charged with holding or managing funds.

Embezzlement, or wrongfully using another person’s money or property for personal gain, has elements of both fraud and theft and can be observed as such by our Texas laws.

When the District Attorney’s office determines whether embezzlement charges rise to a felony level, the circumstances of the case — including the amount of money involved — will dictate their approach to holding the individual charged with theft or the misappropriation of funds accountable for their actions.

If you are being investigated for embezzlement, or are charged with embezzling funds from your employer, contact our experienced Houston criminal defense attorneys at the Nava Law Group, P.C. today to learn how we can design a proper defense for your unique circumstances.

Who Can Be Charged with Embezzlement in Texas?

Embezzlement can be perpetrated by any individual who is entrusted with money or goods and later steals either for their personal gain.

There is no limit to the types of people who can be charged with embezzlement, but the most common people charged include:

  • Employees, including office managers, warehouse operators, and cashiers
  • Business partners
  • Vendors
  • Independent contractors
  • Accountants and bookkeepers
  • Securities professionals
  • Business managers and agents

Common instances of embezzlement in Texas include:

  • Theft of cash from an employer
  • Theft of goods or services from an employer
  • Transferring funds from a corporate account to a personal bank account
  • Altering company books to conceal income to the employer
  • Family members who misappropriate funds from elderly relatives or others entrusted in their care

Contact Our Houston Embezzlement Lawyers Today for a Free Consultation

If you have been arrested for embezzlement, or are aware of an embezzlement investigation that involves you alone or combined with other employees, contact our skilled criminal defense attorneys in Harris County today by calling (713) 218-2424 to schedule a free consultation. Do not jeopardize your rights during the legal process or assume the prosecutor will favorably negotiate with you without an attorney. We can help you pursue the best outcome available for your unique criminal charges, so you can focus on your future.

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Richard J. Nava

Richard J. Nava

Attorney Richard J. Nava is a native Houstonian who graduated from Memorial High School and continued his studies earning a B.A. from Louisiana State University. GEAUX TIGERS! Upon returning to Houston, he enrolled at South Texas College of Law and received his J.D. in 2011.

Adam J. Flood

Adam J. Flood is a native Texan, having been born in Houston. He grew up though living all over the United States, including Chicago, IL, Monterey, CA, and landing back in Houston, where he continues to live today.

Adam J. Flood
Mark B. Levin

Mark B. Levin

Mark B. Levin was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. After high school, he attended Florida State University, and graduated in 1981 with a B.S. in Criminology and a minor in Sociology. After college, Mark B. Levin worked as a private investigator, first on Miami Beach, then in Houston. In 1985, he started his legal training at South Texas College of Law, graduating in 1987.

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