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Embezzlement in North Carolina - Crimes of Theft and Dishonesty - Caselaw Review
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Embezzlement Charges in North Carolina
In this episode of Law Talk with Bill Powers, we take a look at the case of State v Steele (as written by the Hon. Valerie Zachary) and discuss:
- What is Embezzlement in North Carolina?
- What is Larceny by Employee?
- Embezzlement vs False Pretense
- Entrustment of Funds, Accounts, and Fiduciary Duties
- Standards of Proof on Appeal
- Preserving Issues for Appeal - De Novo Review
- Motions to Dismiss
- Protections afforded to Banking Institutions
- FELONY Sentencing Chart - Class C Felony in NC vs Class H Felonies
- Why cases involving $100,000 or more are so serious
This case is an important reminder that anyone who is entrusted with company funds must be scrupulous in their handling of those funds.
It also clarifies some important technical points for criminal defense lawyers in North Carolina and other legal professionals who work with Embezzlement charges in NC.
CORRECTION: North Carolina v. Steele is an opinion of the NC Court of Appeals authored by the Hon. VALERIE Zachary. We extend a sincere apology to Her Honor for referencing an incorrect first name.