Embezzlement ORC § 2945.64

Defined:
  • Failure to pay over public money;
  • By a person charged with the collection, receipt, transfer, disbursement, or safekeeping of such money.
Potential Penalties:

Depending on the amount of money involved in the embezzlement it can be treated as anything from a first-degree misdemeanor to a felony of the first degree. If the amount embezzled is over $1,500,000, then the violation is treated as a felony of the first degree, which can be punished by a prison sentence of up to 11 years and a fine of up to $20,000.

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