Crimes Associated with Embezzlement

Having served as Manhattan prosecutors for numerous years before starting the New York Grand Larceny defense firm of Crotty Saland PC, our founding New York criminal lawyers supervised the investigations, arrests, indictments and trials of countless theft and larceny crimes. While no specific pattern of conduct occurred throughout each and every Manhattan Embezzlement arrest, numerous equally serious crimes and offenses were perpetrated throughout these Grand Larceny schemes. Each of these white collar crimes have the potential to not merely destroy lives, careers and professional licenses, but can easily land you in prison as well. There is no substitute for consulting with a criminal lawyer in New York should you be charged with one of these offenses individually or as part of a greater Grand Larceny and Embezzlement arrest.

Falsifying Business Records

In the event your Embezzlement arrest or indictment involved your manipulation (deleting, altering, etc.) of records of a business in order to further or hide your alleged Grand Larceny, then it is likely that you may have also perpetrated Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree pursuant to New York Penal Law 175.10. An “E” felony, this crime is punishable by up to four years in state prison.

Offering a False Instrument for Filing

Very similar to Falsifying Business Records, if your manipulation of records occurred through a public organization or governmental agency, your conduct would also be an “E” felony punishable by up to four years in state prison. However, in this context, the crime you may have committed is Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree pursuant to New York Penal Law 175.35.

Criminal Possession of Stolen Property

The act of stealing or actual theft usually encompasses the charge of Grand Larceny in New York an Embezzlement scheme. The possession of that money or property, as opposed to the theft of it, is Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. Criminal Possession of Stolen Property follows the Grand Larceny Statute. At minimum, the crime is punishable by up to four years in prison (New York Penal Law 165.45) while at maximum the crime is punishable by up to twenty five years in prison (New York Penal Law 165.54).

Forgery

A common way that Embezzlement is committed occurs when an employee signs the name of a supervisor or creates a fraudulent invoice. While this crime may be directly tied to and include the crimes of Falsifying Business Records or Offering a False Instrument for Filing, when you create or alter a commercial instrument with the intent to defraud, then you likely committed the crime of Forgery in the Second Degree. A “D” felony punishable by up to seven years in prison, Forgery in the Second Degree is codified under New York Penal Law 170.15.

Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument

Just as signing your supervisor’s name to complete a receipt or invoice may be Forgery, the physical receipt or commercial instrument itself that has been completed or altered is also contraband. Possession of that document would be a violation of New York Penal Law 170.25. Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree is a “D” felony punishable by up to seven years in prison.

Only a fraction of the charges or crimes that are products of an Embezzlement and Grand Larceny arrest in New York, the above listed offenses are extremely serious in terms of possible incarceration as well as their effect on your career, immigration status and future. None of them can be taken lightly and by themselves would require the services of experienced legal counsel.

In addition to the links above, the NewYorkTheftandLarcenyLawyersBlog.Com and the NewYorkCriminalLawyerBlog.Com both contain ample materials to review on these and other crimes. Furthermore, CrottySaland.Com, the general website for the New York criminal law firm of Crotty Saland PC, has significantly more in depth information on these offenses.

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