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NCJ Number: 48653 Find in a Library
Title: EMBEZZLER
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Correctional Service of Minnesota
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Sponsoring Agency: Correctional Service of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Sale Source: Correctional Service of Minnesota
1427 Washington Avenue, South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS AUDIOCASSETTE PRESENTS CANDID DISCUSSIONS ABOUT EMBEZZLEMENT FROM BOTH CRIMINOLOGISTS AND THE EMBEZZLERS THEMSELVES.
Abstract: SEVERAL EMBEZZLERS DISCUSS METHODS OF WHITE COLLAR CRIME, EXPLAINING HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO MANIPULATE A COMPANY'S RECORDS TO THEIR ADVANTAGE. SOME OF THEIR METHODS INCLUDED OVERORDERING MERCHANDISE AND SELLING THE SURPLUS, RINGING UP A LESSER AMOUNT THAN THE ACTUAL PURCHASE PRICE ON THE REGISTER AND POCKETING THE DIFFERENCE, AND PLACING WORKERS ON THE PAYROLL WHO WERE NOT EMPLOYED BY THE COMPANY IN ORDER TO OBTAIN EXTRA PAYCHECKS. EMBEZZLEMENT IS A RELATIVELY NEW CRIME, FIRST REPORTED AROUND 1800. LAWS AGAINST IT WERE ENACTED IN THE UNITED STATES AROUND 1875. IT CURRENTLY COSTS BUSINESSES AT LEAST $5 BILLION ANNUALLY. EMBEZZLEMENT IS CONSTANTLY INCREASING, AND UP UNTIL THE PRESENT TIME, IT HAS BEEN PROSECUTED QUITE INFREQUENTLY. (BAC)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Embezzlement; Fraud; White collar crime
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