If you’ve been accused of misappropriating money or outright theft from an employer, it’s time to “lawyer up.” Rather than speaking with an HR manager, law enforcement, or even your boss about embezzlement charges, we strongly recommend you immediately call an experienced criminal defense attorney.
There are a host of reasons people take money, not realizing under the criminal laws of North Carolina it may be actually be considered a very serious felony. There are technical, but important differences between embezzlement, larceny by employee, and simple larceny charges.
Emotions tend to run high with crimes of theft or dishonesty, especially when it involes a postion of trust or authority, such as the employer-employee relationship. I personally think the best thing to do is talk to a lawyer, rather than try to explain away or justify inconsistencies in the books – John Fanney, Raleigh Criminal Defense