California companies entrust employees with company property and money every day as a matter of operational necessity. Sometimes, employees or corporate officers abuse this trust when they devise ways to transfer company assets to themselves or others. False billings, paying imaginary employees and altering accounting records are just some ways in which an employee might illegally move money. This type of theft is called embezzlement, and four factors need to be present to support an embezzlement charge.
A Roman Catholic diocese in California was reportedly cooperating with the Internal Revenue Service in its investigation of a priest who was recently indicted. The 55-year-old priest, who was the former head of the Vietnamese Catholic Center for the Diocese of San Jose, was indicted for tax evasion and bank fraud by a federal grand jury on April 7.