What You Should Know About Embezzlement in New York

If you face charges of embezzlement, please read on, then contact an experienced Nassau County fraud lawyer to learn what you should know about embezzlement in New York.

How is embezzlement charged in New York?

We would not be doing our duty if we did not inform you that New York law allows prosecutors to aggregate, i.e. add together, the values of separate thefts to tabulate a higher total theft amount. Prosecutors can lump the amounts together so long as you allegedly committed the separate thefts pursuant to the same scheme or course of conduct. They will add all the money together if you allegedly deceived the victim on multiple occasions.

What are the penalties for an embezzlement conviction in New York?

Depending on the value of the money or property that you allegedly embezzled, the penalties will vary. The penalties for embezzlement in the Empire States are as follows:

Class A misdemeanor petit larceny ($1,000 or less):

  • Up to a year in jail
  • 2 to 3 years on probation
  • A fine of up to $1,000

Fourth degree larceny ($1,000 or more):

  • One-third to 4 years in prison

Class D felony ($3,000 to $50,000):

  • 2 to 7 years in prison

Grand larceny in the second degree ($50,000 to $1,000,000):

  • 5 to 15 years in prison

Class B felony, Grand larceny in the first degree ($1,000,000 or more):

  • Eight and one-third to 24 years in prison


No matter the charges, you should reach out to a skilled Nassau County criminal defense attorney to discuss your next steps.

What can a Nassau County criminal defense attorney do for you?

A qualified legal representative can tell you how strong the case against you appears to be and how prosecutors and judges will likely handle cases like yours, even though statutory law governs the penalties and consequences of theft charges. With the proper guidance, you should be able to make informed decisions as to how you would like to proceed. The prosecution will need to prove your case beyond a reasonable doubt, regardless of the strength of their evidence. Many mitigating or exculpatory circumstances may be employed in your defense. The stakes are too high for you to face these charges on your own. Please give us a call today.


Whether you need a Nassau County Criminal Defense Lawyer or traffic ticket attorney, The Law Office of Jacob A. Rudman is here to help. Our firm has significant experience representing clients facing a wide range of criminal charges, including DUIs, drug crimes, domestic violence, assault, juvenile crimes, and more. If you have been issued a traffic ticket, it is important to contact us today. We zealously represent clients facing tickets for speeding, reckless driving, driving without a license, and those caught using a mobile device. Contact us today to schedule your first consultation with our trusted legal team.

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