When it appears that business funds fund have been handled inappropriately, an investigation into the matter may ensue. Should this lead to allegations of white collar crimes, such as embezzlement, the accused party may feel somewhat overwhelmed and intimidated by the process. A former head of a nonprofit organization in Wisconsin is facing similar charges after he was recently accused of embezzling over $15,000 over a period of several years.
The investigation into the matter reportedly began after members of the organization claim to have discovered numerous discrepancies concerning a credit card that was provided to the man. After being unable to locate receipts for numerous purchases, they proceeded to obtain a statement from the credit card company. This statement allegedly uncovered numerous improper charges, including charges at liquor stores and sports bars in various areas.
Upon being questioned about the charges, authorities claim the man admitted to making unauthorized purchases, but said that they were a mistake due to a similarity between the company card and his own credit card. When asked to provide the other card for comparison, he allegedly advised them that he was no longer in possession of it. He is facing felony embezzlement charges in relation to the investigation, the penalties of which are severe should a conviction be obtained.
Individuals who are accused of white collar crimes such as embezzlement might find it beneficial to consult an experienced attorney before responding to allegations in any way. A defense attorney can evaluate the situation and provide a client with advice on making informed decisions throughout the process. An attorney can also assist a client in Wisconsin in forming a strong defense focused on pursuing the best outcome possible during court proceedings.
Source: wiscnews.com, “Former Baraboo nonprofit chief faces embezzlement charges“, Tim Damos, Oct. 6, 2017