The crime of embezzlement involves the theft or conversion of money or property that has been entrusted to your care. Embezzlement tends to be more aggravated than larceny because with an embezzlement charge you are using your position of trust in order to accomplish the theft or conversion. The punishment generally depends on the value of the money or the property that was the subject of the theft or conversion. In addition to possible fines, probation and/or imprisonment, a conviction for embezzlement will appear on your criminal record and could impact your ability to obtain employment. If you have been charged with embezzlement, it is important to discuss the facts of the case with attorneys to determine what defenses you may have to the charge.