When hearing the word embezzlement, one's mind might turn to cases reported in the news -- typically Ponzi schemes -- where the person responsible bilked unsuspecting clients out of hundreds of thousands, if not millions. Embezzlement is a crime that does not have to be that big, though, and it does not always involve the theft of money. What exactly is embezzlement, and what is needed for prosecutors in Texas to obtain a conviction in an embezzlement case?
Police in Texas are looking for three individuals who they say robbed a food store in North West Houston. This event reportedly occurred August 24 in the early afternoon. Theft and property crimes of this nature are not taken lightly by law enforcement officials. When caught, the individuals believed responsible will likely face a number of significant penalties if convicted.
Whenever there is a major disaster, looting tends to be a big issue. With Houston and other areas along the Gulf Coast being destroyed by Hurricane Harvey over the last week, Texas police have had to deal with some reports of theft and property crimes. Those accused of these crimes could face some significant penalties.
Many people think that shoplifting is not really a serious crime. It seems fairly harmless. The truth is, though, it is not a harmless crime, and the state of Texas will not treat theft and property crimes of this or any other nature as such.
Theft is the taking of property that belongs to another person without his or her consent with the intent to deprive that individual of it permanently. If you have been charged with theft, according to the laws of Texas, you could be in for some severe consequences if you are ultimately convicted. It will all come down to the details of your case.
Burglary of a building/habitation is a felony offense here in Texas. So, a conviction on a burglary charge in the state can result in a person facing a significant jail/prison sentence. Just how big of a sentence depends on certain factors.