Federal authorities charged a former Disney employee with embezzlement from the company. Authorities arrested the employee, who worked on a Disney cruise ship when the ship made port in San Diego earlier this year.
Following his arrest, the employee confessed to the scheme to defraud the company of $275,000. The man is a Brazilian citizen. Investigators say that the man used his access to the VeriFone payment system to steal money from the company. He had been employed in a gift shop aboard the Disney Wonder.
Federal investigators say that the man made unauthorized charges against a Disney account, then loaded funds onto Disney gift cards. The man used some of the funds to take his family on a Disney World vacation. He allegedly used the gift cards to pay for food, accommodations, merchandise and entertainment.
Federal Embezzlement Lawyer
This case shows the intricacies that an embezzlement charge can involve. Embezzlement is a crime of opportunity, and results in financial injury to the victim. When you face embezzlement charges, your first move should be to hire an experienced embezzlement lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in courtroom criminal defense. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California. He also takes cases in any federal court circuit in the United States.
His first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped altogether. If that’s not possible, or you choose to plead guilty, he will work toward the best possible outcome for your case.
In many embezzlement cases, the victim’s first priority is to recover stolen funds. Being able to show the court a clear path to restoring the victim can help reduce jail time. Repayment of stolen funds relies on a person’s ability to find gainful employment. Mr. Helfend will work toward a just solution that also gives a defendant a reasonable opportunity to make restitution.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County embezzlement case.
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