It might not be uncommon for many companies to assign some of their employees with certain financial responsibilities. Should discrepancies in company financial records arise, those with access to funds may come under scrutiny. Of course, being the subject of such an investigation can be a harrowing process. A recent investigation into similar concerns at a humane society has reportedly left a married couple in Florida facing embezzlement charges.
According to reports, an investigation into financial discrepancies at the humane society was reportedly initiated after the organization began looking into the cause of a sharp decrease in revenue. According to this investigation, revenue at the organization dropped from just over $1.6 million to under $764,000 in a single year. The organization claims that only one person was responsible for collecting its mail and asserts that she and her husband used this access to steal funds and donations.
The humane society asserts that the couple embezzled nearly $1.6 million from the organization. The couple stands accused of taking company funds for financial gain and using the money obtained for personal purchases, allegedly including a boat and a home. Both individuals have been charged with embezzlement and a conviction for similar offenses carries serious penalties that could take a dire toll on a person’s future.
Guidance on the options
Individuals who stand accused of embezzlement might not always be certain of how best to respond to allegations or where to turn for guidance on their options. Fortunately, there are attorneys in Florida who can evaluate the situation and provide a person with advice on the best course of action to take. An attorney can review the charges and evidence against a client and help create a strategy with which to seek the best outcome achievable regarding his or her future during subsequent legal proceedings.