Have You Been Charged For Embezzlement In Illinois?

What Constitutes As Embezzlement?

Embezzlement occurs when a trusted individual takes ownership of another person’s money or property for their own personal gain. As opposed to ordinary theft, in order for the crime to be considered embezzlement, someone must be entrusted to manage or monitor another individual’s money or property.

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Punishments for Embezzlement

Not only do embezzlement convictions result lengthy jail sentences and expensive fines, but also irreparable damage to your career, reputation and future. Under Illinois law, embezzlement is punished based on the value or type of property stolen.

The value and associated penalties include the following:

  • Less than $500
    • Maximum jail sentence of one year
    • Fine of up to $25,000
  • Between $500 and $10,000
    • Jail sentence between two and five years
    • Fine of up to $25,000
  • Between $10,000 and $100,000
    • Jail sentence between three and seven years
    • Fine of up to $25,000
  • Between $100,000 and $500,000
    • Jail sentence between six and 30 years
    • Fine of up to $25,000
  • Between $500,000 and $1,000,000
    • Jail sentence between four and 15 years
    • Fine of up to $25,000
  • More than $1,000,000
    • Jail sentence between six and 30 years
    • Fine of up to $25,000

If embezzlement offense involved schools, places of worship or government property, penalties include:

  • Less than $500
    • Jail sentence between one to three years
    • Fine of up to $25,000
  • Between $500 and $10,000
    • Jail sentence between three to seven years
    • Fine of up to $25,000
  • Between $10,000 and $100,000
    • Jail sentence between six and 30 years
    • Fine of up to $25,000
  • More than $100,000
    • Jail sentence between six and 30 years
    • Fine of up to $25,000

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