embezzle from

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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In a new civil lawsuit, a Philadelphia man alleged three former board members of Borinquen Federal Credit Union either conspired to embezzle from the cooperative or failed to intervene to prevent its failure.
It is staggering what he was able to embezzle from this company.