Embezzlement, the wrongful taking and using of property by a person who has been entrusted with it.
Embezzlement differs from larceny in that the property wrongfully appropriated has been in the lawful care of the embezzler, as for example in the case of the legal guardian who takes for his or her own use money that has been entrusted to him or her.
Today embezzlement is classified as a felony under federal law and under the laws of most states of the U.S.
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