If a person charges something to an account but pays it off can they be charged with embezzlement?

Asked over 1 year ago - Oklahoma City, OK

Someone made charges to an account but paid them off and they are now being charged with embezzlement charges. They have never been in trouble before. Are these indeed embezzlement charges if they are paid off?

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  1. Mitzy Fryer

    Contributor Level 9


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    Answered . Just because one commits a crime and then tries to "fix" it does not absolve them from the legal consequences of the initial crime. If your friend has never been in trouble before and if they have charged him/her with embezzlement, then I would suggest they retain a good criminal attorney to assist them in the case. It would be money well-spent.

    This answer is offered as a public service for general information only and may not be relied upon as legal advice.
  2. Harry Edward Hudson Jr

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Wit5hout more facts from both the prosecutionand defense side, tough to answer. Defendnat, regardless of real facts, needs a god defense attorney

    The above is not intended as legal advice. The response does not constitute the creation of an attorney client... more

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