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embezzle (something) from (someone or something)

To steal money from someone or something, often a company or organization. Margaret had been embezzling money from the corporate account for years, but she finally got caught after she claimed her two-month trip to Paris as a business expense. The CEO went to jail after embezzling nearly $18 million from his company.
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embezzle something from someone or something

to steal something from someone or a group. They caught her embezzling funds from the bank. Jerry's business partner embezzled a large sum from their checking account.
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An auditor said during the investigation that their report concluded that the accused used to pay the clearance bills at the Dubai Customs and then fake new electronic bills and receipts featuring higher figures to embezzle the difference.
24, took advantage of the glitch to embezzle a part of the revenues.
Dubai: A vendor has been accused of attempting to swindle a bank and embezzle Dh1 million using someone else's Emirates ID and forging a signature on a money transfer form.
He abused his post to gain access to the electronic system of the station and tampered with the revenue figures and thus managed to embezzle Dh31,500.
The accused managed to embezzle the money after tampering with application fee receipts from March to October 2012.
Dubai: A visitor and a clerk have been accused of forging an Emirates ID card that they used to embezzle around Dh1 million in cash and credit cards from a local bank.
He would at other instances tamper with electronic data and increase the revenues on payments by credit cards and decrease the revenues on payments by cash and embezzle the difference.
Robinson embezzles money from his employer to finance a lavish apartment for his mistress to whom he poses as a famous painter.