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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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If the embezzler fails to make restitution payment in accordance with the court's order, he or she may be additionally prosecuted for contempt of court.
Until 1774, the law failed to distinguish those practices from the generic offense of embezzlement, subjecting spinners to identical liabilities as other embezzlers.
The security manager must not leave vulnerabilities for the would-be embezzler to exploit.
Even if you don't open all the mail, you put potential embezzlers on notice that the chances are high they'll get caught.
Criminals with the same mean preconviction income as larcenists and thieves ($10,312) can expect a reduction of $4705 (or 46 percent), while those with the same mean preconviction income as embezzlers and defrauders ($20,992) face a reduction of $13,451 (or 64 percent).
A plausible story is one of the most important tools of an embezzler.
Not only was Whitacre a reckless informant, once opening his briefcase to reveal a tape recorder hidden inside during a meeting between ADM and its foreign competitors, but he was eventually revealed as an embezzler, who stole $9.
The more detailed you make your COA, the more flexible your budget will be, the easier it will be to identify deductible expenses at year's end, and the harder you will make it for an embezzler to operate unnoticed.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: A prime suspected embezzler of 12.
By contrast, an employer will almost always be able to identify an embezzler, if not immediately then certainly after a thorough investigation.
Four years have passed when on April 9, 2003 the occupying US forces upstaged a mob in Firdaus Square in Baghdad formed of Iraqi renegade Ahmad Shalabi (an embezzler with a jail sentence of 21 years waiting for him in Jordan) and few of his henchmen; their mission: To show the world via satellite the bringing down of Saddam's statue in the middle of the square and then unleashing all the above mentioned in an orgy of fury and hate at the statue.
Japan's Financial Services Agency plans to order the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ to suspend some of its operations over long-standing improper lending to an embezzler sentenced to a jail term earlier this week, informed sources said Saturday.
The first edition sees film-maker Jonathan Lewis visiting the border with Kazakhstan, meeting officials laying down the law in Tibet, chatting to an embezzler in prison and hearing ordinary folk speaking frankly about the problems they face.
government has accused him--on the basis of dubious evidence provided by Russian investigators--of being an embezzler, a bigamist and a draft dodger.