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  1. The fraudulent conversion of property from a property owner.

Embezzlement is the act of dishonestly appropriating assets, usually money, by one to whom they have been entrusted. For instance, a clerk or cashier can embezzle money from his or her employer, or a civil servant can embezzle funds from the government. Embezzlement may range from the very minor, involving only small amounts, to the immense, involving large sums and sophisticated schemes.

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