Wrongful or Fraudulent Taking The Commonwealth must prove that the offender committed a wrongful or fraudulent taking to convict him or her of embezzlement. This means that the person did not have permission to take the property in question or exceeded the permission given to him. Use, Dispose of, Conceal, Embezzle The offender must have either used, disposed of, concealed or embezzlement money or property to be convicted of Embezzlement in Virginia under Va. Code 18.2-111. Personal Property or Money The subject of an Embezzlement charge includes money, bills, notes, checks, orders, drafts, bonds, receipts, bills of lading or any other personal property, tangible or intangible, Of Another Person The Commonwealth must also prove that the property embezzled belonged to another person to convict an offender of Embezzlement in Virginia. Received From Another Through Employment or Trust The Commonwealth must prove that the offender received the property or money embezzled for another or for his employer, principal or bailor, or by virtue of his office, trust, or employment, or which shall have been entrusted or delivered to him by another or by any court, corporation or company. Penalty for Embezzlement in Virginia Embezzlement in Virginia is considered larceny and is punished the same way,
If the value of the property embezzled is less than $500, the offender will be punished as Petty Larceny, which is a misdemeanor. it is punished with up to 12 months in jail, a fine up to $2,500, and the offender will most likely have to pay restitution (re-pay any money that the victim lost).
If the value of the property embezzled is more than $500, the offense will be punished as Grand Larceny. It is punished with up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $2,500.