Category: Embezzlement

The high crime of embezzlement garners serious penalties. Usually, those consequences deter enough people from perpetrating this crime, but for some, the temptation of money overpowers their will to abide by the law.

A Colorado school technology director was fired after accusations of embezzling over $400,000 from the school district. It’s believed he used the school’s credit cards for his own personal travel and expenses. He now faces criminal theft

When people think of embezzlement, they often associate it with schemes that steal millions of dollars, but those aren’t the only the high-profile embezzlement cases that make the news. In January 2020, the Colorado Sun reported the sentencing of an embezzlement case where the defendant was sentenced to six years in prison for pleading guilty for theft between $100,000 and $1 million.

In the grand scheme of things that may


This past summer, four members of the Farris family from Silt were arrested for theft and embezzlement from Waffle House CEO Joe Rogers, Jr.’s Bear Wallow Ranch in Garfield County.


Charla and Charles “Zane” Farris were arrested in June “in connection with a long series of thefts that investigators say total in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, possibly more than $1 million.”


In 2012, the Farrises


What do Charles Ponzi, Bernie Madoff, and Jordan Belfort – the man whom the film The Wolf of Wall Street is based on – all have in common?


They were all convicted of white collar crimes.


Ponzi served numerous years in prison in both Canada and the United States. Belfort served 22 months of a 4-year sentence and was also ordered to pay $110 million in restitution.


Although white collar crimes aren’t seen as violent crimes, the law takes them just as seriously as a violent crime. And because they usually involve large sums of money, prosecutors are especially vigilant in getting a conviction.


But what is a white collar crime anyway?


Well, a white collar crime is a general, umbrella term for a broad spectrum of financial and corporate crimes. There are too