Embezzlement is a form of white-collar crime that involves the misappropriation of assets by an individual or group of individuals to whom those assets have been entrusted. Embezzlement typically involves the abuse of power that results from one's position within an occupational structure. Many examples of embezzlement involve bank employees who were responsible for handling transactions, issuing loans, and other bank functions, and who were entrusted to do so with little supervision or oversight. Nonetheless, by definition, embezzlement involves some degree of motivation ...

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