Embezzlement New Haven, CT

Embezzlement is one of the most prevalent white-collar crimes. It involves the conversion of entrusted money or property for personal use by an employee who is in a position of trust or fiduciary role. Typically, embezzlers have easy access to funds or hold positions of authority such as bookkeepers, bank employees, or high-level executives. Even with the most sophisticated of schemes, embezzlers are almost always caught. Sometimes, however, law enforcement makes a mistake and innocent people’s lives and livelihoods are jeopardized by embezzlement charges.

Skilled Financial Fraud Defense Lawyers

Embezzlement is often a crime of opportunity committed using the following:

  • Check forgery
  • Unauthorized electronic transfer of funds
  • Credit card fraud
  • Accounting fraud
  • Unauthorized use of expense account
  • Computer theft

Over the past several years, law enforcement has been stepping up its efforts to identify and prosecute suspected embezzlers. The penalties for those who have been caught have also become more severe. Even if you have no prior criminal record, having a strong financial fraud defense lawyer is critical to protecting your freedom and your future.

When crafting your defense, we can draw upon a host of resources, including forensic accountants and computer specialists. We will work hard to uncover inconsistencies and other facts which may be used to discredit the evidence against you.


If you are accused of embezzling money or property from your workplace, do not say anything to anyone until you have spoken to an experienced embezzlement defense lawyer. The sooner you call, the better off you will be. If you believe you may be facing embezzlement charges, contact The Law Office of Gregory Cerritelli right away. We provide our services in English.