EMBEZZLEMENT UNDER WASHINGTON LAW
Embezzlement is just a tricky word that describes a certain type of theft. The crime is committed when an individual, in a position of trust or responsibility over another person’s property or money, fraudulently takes that property or money for himself. For example, consider an accountant that works for a company. Due to the employer/employee relationship between the accountant and the company, the accountant is responsible for the company’s money. If the accountant starts skimming money from the company’s accounts and deposits this money into his own personal account, then he’s technically embezzling money.