Although the elements of embezzlement vary depending on the statutory authority, An embezzlement charge requires that the government prove beyond a reasonable doubt the following: 

  • knowledge or intent, 
  • the taking, misappropriation, or conversion of the property,
  • possession or control of the property,
  • that the property was entrusted to the accused
  • the capacity or character in which the defendant held or received such property, 
  • the nature; AND
  • the value of such property.
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