Embezzler Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Embezzler.

Embezzler (noun)

  1. An individual who dishonestly withholds assets, often funds or property, for their own personal gain, that are entrusted to their care typically due to their occupation or official role. Embezzlers may work in positions of financial responsibility such as accounting, payroll, or banking, where they have access to significant amounts of money or valuable goods.

Example: "John, the company's accountant, was found guilty of being an embezzler after it was discovered he had been slowly siphoning off the company's money into a personal account over several years."