Breach of Trust
Breach of Trust with Fraudulent Intent/Embezzlement
The charge of Breach of Trust with Fraudulent Intent arises in various situations. Often, this charge arises in an employer/employee context in which the employer feels the employee has wrongfully used or taken funds. Additionally, these types of factual scenarios are sometimes more appropriately brought via a lawsuit in civil court. In order to be convicted of this charge, the state is required to prove that there was a trust relationship and intent to defraud.
Misdemeanor Breach of Trust occurs when the value of the property or money taken is less than $2,000.00. The misdemeanor charge is punishable by up to thirty days in jail. Felony Breach of Trust is divided into two categories: If the value of the property or money taken is $2,000.00 to $10,000.00, it is a felony punishable by up to five years in jail. If the value of the property or money taken is more than $10,000.00, it is a felony punishable by up to ten years.
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