Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 266, Section 30, punishes those convicted of the crime of Embezzlement with up to 2 years in the House of Corrections, or up to 5 years in state prison.
To prove the crime of Embezzlement, the prosecutor is required to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That the defendant, while in a position of trust or confidence, was entrusted with possession of personal property belonging to another person;
- That the defendant fraudulently took, hid or converted that property for his own use without the consent of the owner; and
- That the defendant did so with the intent to deprive the owner of that property permanently.
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