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[mass noun] Theft or misappropriation of funds placed in one's trust or belonging to one's employer.‘charges of fraud and embezzlement’
misappropriation, theft, stealing, robbing, robbery, thieving, pilfering, pilferage, appropriation, abstraction, swindlingwhite-collar crime, fraud, larceny, misuse of fundsripping off, filching, swiping, lifting, skimming, snaffling, monkey businesspinching, nicking, half-inching, whipping, nobblingpeculation, defalcation, purloiningView synonyms
- ‘Several family members are being sought by Turkish prosecutors on suspicion of embezzlement and fraud.’
- ‘At the same time, some senior staff within the bank were involved in frauds and embezzlement.’
- ‘Corporate fraud and embezzlement have been familiar topics in newspaper headlines of recent years.’
- ‘Not included in the cost are theft, embezzlement, suicide, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect.’
- ‘The legislation will simplify the law on larceny, fraudulent conversion, forgery and embezzlement.’
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