#1 Posted by EPGPX (287 posts) -

topic is the question.

#2 Posted by ch3burashka (5244 posts) -

I'm pretty sure they're synonymous...

#3 Posted by kagato (958 posts) -

The law considers it as such so yeah, if you are currently embezzling funds you might want to stop/quit whilst you are ahead.

#4 Posted by Jay_Ray (1127 posts) -

Yes, yes it is.

#5 Posted by EXTomar (4940 posts) -

Yes. Using funds from a business as if it was your own money, even if you "run it", is not legal.

#6 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2402 posts) -

Yes.

#7 Posted by Ekami (268 posts) -

look you don't need to justify your embezzlement to us

it's basically non-issue other then the fact you are stealing money that isn't yours and it is very clearly a crime

#8 Posted by FourWude (2245 posts) -

Yes.

But since it's a white collar crime, it doesn't carry the same stigma as robbing a corner store.

#9 Posted by EPGPX (287 posts) -

Thank you all. I appreciate the answers.

#10 Posted by Ekami (268 posts) -

look you can just explain to the police that you asked the internet about it and they couldn't accurately convince you that it was a crime, so how were you to know for sure?

#11 Edited by Ekami (268 posts) -

"well this book of laws says that it's illegal, but maybe the court of public opinion will be on my side..........SHIT!"

#12 Edited by EPGPX (287 posts) -

@fourwude said:

Yes.

But since it's a white collar crime, it doesn't carry the same stigma as robbing a corner store.

Funny you say that cause this person I know brings up the same exact point you did and shes trying to tell me its not stealing but I tell her it is and I know I'm right but there's no convincing someone who can't accept that their child is a thief.

#13 Posted by Kaiserreich (740 posts) -

How would it not be considered stealing?

#14 Posted by ch3burashka (5244 posts) -

@epgpx said:

@fourwude said:

Yes.

But since it's a white collar crime, it doesn't carry the same stigma as robbing a corner store.

But it's still stealing, am i right?

>dude says "yes"

>still ask to confirm

Yes it's stealing dammit - your desire for a definitive answer makes me think you're embezzling, and trying to figure out if that's a bad thing or not.

Yes, it is.

#15 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3245 posts) -

@ekami said:

look you don't need to justify your embezzlement to us

it's basically non-issue other then the fact you are stealing money that isn't yours and it is very clearly a crime

Yeah but otherwise, totally cool.

#16 Posted by FourWude (2245 posts) -

@epgpx said:

@fourwude said:

Yes.

But since it's a white collar crime, it doesn't carry the same stigma as robbing a corner store.

But it's still stealing, am i right?

Yes. Look if you're a white, middle class man, just play the "insanity" card, and say you couldn't cope under the stress of your middle class lifestyle.

You'll get a few years in a minimum security jail with a very nice and free hospital.

#17 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4487 posts) -

lol

#18 Posted by HerbieBug (4208 posts) -

:D! This thread. :D

#19 Edited by EPGPX (287 posts) -

@fourwude said:

@epgpx said:

@fourwude said:

Yes.

But since it's a white collar crime, it doesn't carry the same stigma as robbing a corner store.

But it's still stealing, am i right?

Yes. Look if you're a white, middle class man, just play the "insanity" card, and say you couldn't cope under the stress of your middle class lifestyle.

You'll get a few years in a minimum security jail with a very nice and free hospital.

lol.

#20 Posted by Tireyo (6451 posts) -

Gee... What do you think? It doesn't take too much to figure it out!

#21 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

@fourwude said:

Yes.

But since it's a white collar crime, it doesn't carry the same stigma as robbing a corner store.

Unless you used to work for a company that collapsed due in part to the CEO stealing company funds for his own personal use.

Not that I know this from experience, or anything.

#22 Posted by MideonNViscera (2252 posts) -

Is a custodian a janitor?

#23 Posted by Benny (1955 posts) -

Is a custodian a janitor?

Does a bear shit in the woods?

#24 Posted by IBurningStar (2190 posts) -

It is you stealing a companies money via fraud.It is you taking money that does not belong to you and using that money as if it does. The underline part there is important because that is the part that makes you a thief.

Look, if anyone wants to argue over this then all you have to do is point out that the law considers it a form of theft and that it also considers it a crime. The end.

#25 Posted by jerseyscum (924 posts) -

@epgpx said:

topic is the question.

Have fun at Club Fed.

#26 Edited by korkesh (133 posts) -
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#27 Posted by Enai (212 posts) -

Only if you get caught

#28 Posted by Levio (1786 posts) -

Not if you make sure to give the money back when you're done!

#29 Posted by Legion_ (1557 posts) -

Yes.

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#30 Edited by DFSVegas (356 posts) -

If this was Jeopardy, and the question was "I took something of value that didn't belong to me" and you said "what is embezzlement?" I'm pretty sure the judges would give it too you... You know, if you're looking for a more straight forward analogy.

#31 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

Yes